Diego Costa is ready to talk to Everton over a stunning return to the Premier League after two years away, according to The Sun
The arrival of Joao Felix and Alvaro Morata's permanent deal means the 30-year-old can leave Atletico
Madrid this summer.
The striker reportedly came close to joining Everton in 2017 and it's claimed now his strained relationship with Atletico
Madrid means a summer departure is likely.
The fiery striker was given an eight-game ban last season for insulting a referee in a game against Barcelona.
Costa was both controversial and successful during a three-year spell at Chelsea.
He won Premier League titles under both Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte but his time at Stamford Bridge ended in acrimony when he fled to Brazil and accused the club of treating him like a 'criminal'.
It could prove a risk for Everton to try and bring him back to the Premier League but his tenacity as an old-fashioned No 9 would likely go down well with the Goodison faithful.
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is keen to drive interest in the club ahead of their move to a new stadium at Bramley Dock. They have already signed Andre Gomes in a £22million deal from Barcelona.
Meanwhile, the Toffees are in the process of trying to find new homes for a number of players including Yannick Bolasie, Mo Besic, Kevin Mirallas, Cenk Tosun and Oumar Niasse.