Diego Costa

Diego Costa

Kicking off this list is the most recent potential replacement for the misfiring Soldado to emerge in the tabloids – Atletico Madrid goal machine Diego Costa.

The La Liga powerhouse is amid a sensational campaign, that’s seen him net 27 times in 35 appearances for the Mattress Makers.

The prolific form comes off the back of a prominent run in last term’s Copa del Rey, where Costa found eight goals in eight appearances as Diego Simeone’s side went on to claim the Spanish accolade.

Measuring in at 6 foot 2 and famed for his physical style, the 25 year-old’s direct nature would be an ideal fit for the Premier League.

Several Champions League clubs, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund are reportedly keen to activate the Brazilian-born striker’s £32million release clause at the end of the season.

But the British press speculated last weekend that Tottenham will offer Roberto Soldado in a swap deal for Costa’s services. The North Londoners will be hoping the interesting trade can give them a unique advantage over the Spain international’s other suitors.