PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN are considering a move for Diego Costa with Atletico Madrid eager to dump him to sign free agent Edinson Cavani.
The Rojiblancos have been looking forward to signing the Uruguayan striker, 33, since January, when he became eligible to sign the terms of the contract.
However, the LaLiga team struggled to get a deal across the line due to a backlog of forwards.
Having already got rid of Alvaro Morata to make room for Luis Suarez, Atleti will only be able to land former PSG star Cavani for free if he ditches Costa.
The former Chelsea, in turn, could move to Paris, according to Spanish outlet AS.
Costa had recently joked that he was looking forward to teaming up with Suarez, who scored twice in his debut, at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The Spanish international, born in Brazil, joked: “I will fight, he can bite”, hinting at their chess past.
But Costa may now not have the chance to continue his new friendship with the former Barcelona player with PSG eager to take him to the French capital.
PSG has yet to replace Cavani this summer, but the loan for Mauro Icardi is permanent.
But with Cavani and Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting both at the start, PSG want to add more depth to their attacking ranks.
Costa returned to Atletico Madrid in 2017 after a four-year stint at Chelsea.
But in just over three seasons, the former Blues ace made just 55 LaLiga appearances, scoring 11 times.
The Rojiblancos now seem eager to take him out of the accounts and replace him with Cavani, who has scored 138 goals in 200 Ligue 1 games for PSG.
However, Manchester United recently declared their interest in signing Cavani for free, as well as a loan deal for Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic flop.