Salernitana sports chief Walter Sabatini admits he couldn't convince Diego Costa about joining them.
However, the striker is now set to join Cruzeiro in the Brasileiro championship.
Sabatini told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "I sensed his lack of enthusiasm. So I gave up.
"Here we need players who they think of (Ivan) Radovanovic, enthusiastic."
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