Chelsea reject late offer from Atletico Madrid for striker Costa

BY foxsports • February 1, 2016

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Atletico Madrid have had a stunning late approach to take Diego Costa back to Spain rejected by Chelsea. It's understood the Spanish club offered cash - plus forward Jackson Martinez - for the hitman they sold to the Blues for £32m in 2014.

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri expects to complete a £10m deal for Chelsea striker Loic Remy before Monday's deadline.

Liverpool are prepared to renew their efforts to sign Denis Cheryshev. The Real Madrid winger was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal and Liverpool in summer but opted to stay at the Bernabeu.

Championship high-fliers Middlesbrough have pulled out of their deal to sign Jordan Rhodes from Blackburn. It is understood the deal would have seen Boro invest a figure heading towards a total of £30m over the course of the bumper four-and-half-year deal.

West Brom are set to trump Burnley and sign Spurs midfielder Alex Pritchard on loan until the end of the season.

Spurs defender Milos Veljkovic is on his way to Werder Bremen. The 20-year-old defender, who can also play in midfield, is expected to cost the German club around £500,000 plus add-ons.

QPR keeper Joe Lumley is a loan target for Oldham, Colchester and Swindon.

Victor Anichebe has snubbed a loan move to Championship Derby and is preparing to quit West Brom on a Bosman this summer.

Swansea want to hand James Chester a Premier League lifeline to help save his Euro 2016 hopes. Versatile defender Chester, 27, has not started a top-flight game for West Brom since the opening day of the season.

Michael Carrick may quit Manchester United this summer. The England star, 34, is willing to listen to offers before making a final decision on his future.

Aston Villa have failed in a shock bid to sign flop Michu. The former Swansea striker is playing for Spanish fourth-tier outfit UP Langreo.

Leicester City are set to hijack Swansea's move for Dwight Gayle. The Foxes are waiting for clarification on a hamstring injury the striker sustained in training ahead of Saturday's win over Stoke.

Everton have made an enquiry for Lokomotiv Moscow striker Oumar Niasse. The Senegal international was courted by Sunderland earlier in the window but Lokomotiv wanted £15m.

Norwich striker Kyle Lafferty has been left in the lurch after Sion return collapses with the player now in a race against time to seal transfer.

West Ham striker Nikica Jelavic will be the latest Premier League name heading to China after Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike completed his loan move to Upton Park from Fenerbahce.

Manchester United have made an offer of £30.4m for Benfica starlet Renato Sanches. The 18-year-old has become one of the most highly rated players in Portugal since making his debut for the club at the end of October.

LA Galaxy are prepared to test Aston Villa's resolve over new skipper Joleon Lescott. Former England center-back Lescott, 33, joined Villa on a two-year deal last summer.

Newcastle will go back to West Brom with an improved offer for Saido Berahino after having a bid of £21.2m rejected last night.

Mark Hughes is battling to secure a club record £14m swoop for Porto midfielder Giannelli Imbula after reviving the deal on Sunday.

CSKA Moscow are unwilling to sell Premier League target Ahmed Musa in this transfer window. Leicester have had four bids for the Nigeria international rejected while Manchester United joined the Foxes in the hunt for Musa, 23, last week.

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