Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has revealed that he is happy in Spain and is not contemplating a move out of the club this summer. The 24-year-old has been linked with a move to Liverpool who have reportedly made a £21.6m bid for the forward.
"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," Costa said.
Liverpool are currently waiting for a resolution on Luis Suarez who has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer. The Reds have rejected a bid worth £40m plus £1 for Suarez from the Gunners but are looking more likely to give in to the striker's demands who is preparing to hand in a transfer request. Brendan Rodgers had earmarked Costa to come in as replacement for Suarez, with the striker scoring 10 goals and assisting seven last season for the La Liga club.
Rodgers has acted early this season in the transfer window, having already brought in four players by the likes of Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure as they look to push for a top four spot next season. However, Suarez's departure will come as a major blow for the former Swansea manager who now has to look for other targets should he fail to keep the Uruguayan. Meanwhile, the manager has launched another scathing attack on Arsenal in their pursuit of Suarez, stating that the north London club have shown a lack of class in their pursuance of Suarez
"I have to admit I was surprised by their bid of £40 million and £1... I always associated Arsenal as a club with class. They may be playing a game there, but we will just move on and do our own work, and the message is constant - we do not want to sell. There will become a point when they will understand that. They have an interest and put that interest in with two bids that is nowhere near what Luis would be worth. That is within their right, there is a market for players, but our message is constant," Rodgers said.