On his current form, Diego Costa would surely get into any team in Europe.
The Chelsea striker is joint top-scorer in the Premier League with 10 goals, matched only – perhaps unsurprisingly – by Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.
For the first time in a long time, the Spain international looks settled at Stamford Bridge, but that hasn’t stopped rumours that a number of top clubs are considering an audacious bid for him.
Inter Milan were one such club, but their sporting director Piero Ausilio thinks otherwise.
The furore surrounding Mauro Icardi has died down somewhat, lessening the need for a new striker – though he was reportedly a Chelsea target in the summer, which could have paved the way for a swap deal.
Yet, Ausilio told Italian TV’s Mediaset:
“We need anything but a centre forward right now.
“Diego Costa’s quality is not up for discussion, but if only the names of forwards are being mentioned by the media then it must mean we are working well because the players we really are interested in have not yet emerged.”
Costa would be mad to leave Chelsea with the Blues sat top of the Premier League table, though he has previously hinted at a desire to return to old club Atletico Madrid.
For now, though, he appears happy to be a part of Antonio Conte’s revolution, and at this rate, he’s all set to lead his side to the title.