Diego Costa offered chance of Premier League return.

Former Chelsea and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has reportedly been approached by a top 6 Premier League side over potential January move. 

The 32 year old is available as a free agent having had his contract with Atletico Madrid terminated in December, just 6 months before it was due to expire.

With an impressive goal scoring record he has caught the eye of a number of clubs such as Wolves and Juventus, the latter of which rarely pass up the opportunity to sign free agents.

However, a top 6 Premier League side has reportedly offered Costa the chance to make his return to English football following his 2 years stint in Spain.

The Spaniard boats 52 goals in 89 appearances in the Premier League for Chelsea but has failed to emulate this form since moving back to Spain, managing just 12 goals in 61 appearances.

Never the less, his experience alone makes him an enticing prospect. But the question remains, which cubs has approached him?

It is unlikely that teams such as Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United will approach the striker having already made significant signings in the summer window to bolster their attacks, with players such as Timo Werner, Diogo Jota and Edinson Cavani making the move to London, Liverpool and Manchester respectively.

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City seem the most likely candidates, with both facing spells without their starting striker.

Tottenhams Harry Kane, whos ongoing injury woes continue to plague him, faces a stint on the sidelines having picked up an ankle injury in last weeks clash with Liverpool.

Spurs manager, Jose Mourinho, could look to reunite with Costa having been the manager who initially signed him to Chelsea, as the Spaniard flourished in the style of play that Mourinho has become most famous for.

While Manchester City haven’t struggled for goals this season, having netted 37 in 21 games so far, there has been times where they have lacked the positioning and clinical finish of experienced striker Sergio Aguero who has played just 5 games this season due to injury.

Back up striker Gabriel Jesus has failed to meet expectations thus far, managing just 3 goals and 1 assist in his last 12 appearances.

With this in mind, Pep Guardiola could view Costa as the solution to this problem as he could, at the very least, provide competition for the struggling Jesus and prompt some better performances.

The key issue teams will face with Costa is his wage demands.

The strikers previous contract with Atletico Madrid saw him earn a reported figure of £270,000 a week.

Given that Costa would realistically be seen as a short term solution, as well as his age and poor form, it is unlikely many clubs would be willing to meet anything close to these demands.

Despite this, he would be a seen as a strong addition to any squad and the fact he is a free agent could be enough to draw an offer.

Costa was linked with a move to Wolves early in the transfer window, but the deal reportedly fell through due to his wage demands.