Diego Costa transfer saga may be ready for a new twist after reports in Italy claimed that Jorge Mendes has offered the services of the Chelsea striker to Napoli and Inter Milan. Atletico Madrid have already ruled out the signing of the Spaniard, but El Corriere Dello Sport claim that the 27-year-old may still leave Stamford Bridge during the current transfer window to move to the Serie A.

The former Chelsea striker has been heavily linked with a return to the Vicente Calderon through the summer after reports in his Spain claimed that the player was desperate to move back to Diego Simeone's side.

AS even reported that Costa called Simeone to put Kevin Gameiro's signing on hold as he was ready to force his exit from Chelsea, after Atletico made a big effort by launching a €60m (£50.9m, $66.8m) offer to lure him back to the Calderon, just two years after they sold him to the Blues for €20m less.

However, Atletico president Enrique Cerezo put an end to the speculations earlier this week, after claiming that following the signing of Gameiro they are no longer interested in the Spaniard.

Antonio Conte, meanwhile, had previously admitted that Costa future at Chelsea was uncertain but then said that he hoped the striker to finally stay while starting him in the 3-1 victory over AC Milan.

But El Corrierre Dello Sport has now reopened the saga one more time after claiming that Jorge Mendes has offered the services of his client to Napoli and Inter.

The Italian publication claims that Costa is still likely to leave Stamford Bridge as he is aware that the potential arrival of Romelu Lukaku will restrict his playing time.

Diego Costa
Diego Costa has been linked with a summer move from Chelsea since the end of last season. Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

Mendes this way has contacted Napoli as the Serie A giants are looking to fill the gap left by the departure of Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus.

However, it looks that Napoli main target could be Mauro Icardi instead so Mendes has also offered the Chelsea star to Inter. Yet, should the Argentinian leaves they will need someone to replace him and Costa could be a good candidate.