Euro giants to use massive cash injection to land key Chelsea star

Atletico Madrid are ready to use the huge financial boost of selling Jackson Martinez to Guangzhou Evergrande to re-sign Diego Costa from Chelsea this summer, according to reports from Marca.

The La Liga giants sold the Colombian to the Chinese Super League side on Tuesday for a whopping £32m, despite having only brought him to the club from Porto last year.

And with the Spaniards set to dodge the impending transfer embargo for the next window, rather than sit on the cash, reports claim they’re keen to lure Costa back to the Vicente Calderon.

The bustling forward has enjoyed a decent run of form since the arrival of interim coach Guus Hiddink at Chelsea, but his 2015/16 has, largely, been forgettable.

Prior to joining the Blues, Costa shone for Atleti, firing them to the league title and Champions League Final in 2013/14, and is known to be a player manager Diego Simeone has a lot of time for.

Although Chelsea possess little in the way of options to step in for the 27-year-old, the financial boost a sale would bring may be tempting come the summer, with the London club likely to miss out on Champions League qualification and the revenue it brings.