Inter target £50 million-rated Premier League striker

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Inter’s search for a new top class striker has led them to Chelsea’s Diego Costa, with reports suggesting that the Italian giants have already made contact with intermediaries in an attempt to conduct a deal.

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Recently taken over by Chinese investment group Suning, the Nerazzurri sit in eighth-place in Serie A but remain intent on returning to the summit of the domestic game.

One of the key positions Suning and their technical staff have identified as a possible area for improvement within the current squad is centre-forward, where Argentine Mauro Icardi is the sole source of regular goals.

And Don Balon (via Calciomercato) writes that after sounding out various intermediaries across the globe in search of a world-class striker, Chelsea’s Costa has emerged as a serious proposition.

Rated at £50 million, the Spain international sits atop the Premier League scoring charts with 10 goals in 13 games so far this season, and has experienced something of a renaissance under Antonio Conte.

Speculation was rife over the summer that the ex-Atletico man would look to return to Spain, however, things appear rosier under the Italian head coach and contract talks are planned for the new year.

With this in mind, it would take a monumental bid in the region of around £50 million for the title chasers to even consider selling their prized asset.

But backed by their new investors, Inter are flush with cash, making the potential Costa tug-of-war far less of a foregone conclusion than some would imagine.

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