Liverpool dealt transfer setback

Diego Costa

Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their bid to sign Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, with the Brazilian admitting he is happy with life in Spain and is not looking to move away, according to the Daily Mail.

The Reds launched an official offer of £21.8million last week, for the man who scored 20 goals in 44 matches for the Spaniards last season.

However the Brazilian international has said he remains happy at the club, and is more than willing to stay at the Vicente Calderon for as long as the club want him to.

“I’m well here, I’m happy here,” he told AS after returning to Madrid with Atletico from their pre-season tour to South America.

“As I’ve been in Argentina and Uruguay I’ve not heard anything about this.

“I’m happy here, if the club want me to be here, I’m going to be here.

“I think that the coach (Diego Simeone) counts on all of us, not just me. He knows how important it is to maintain the squad, the fans know it as well.”

Liverpool are currently locked in negotiations with Atletico Madrid, and remain confident of getting their man.

The club have also stated that the potential signing of Costa will have no impact on the future of Luis Suarez, with the Uruguayan still looking to engineer a move away from Anfield.

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