Villas-Boas: I received a WhatsApp saying that Diego Costa wants to join Marseille, but…

Ligue 1 Will look at other targets

Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that he was contacted about the possibility of signing Diego Costa, who is currently a free agent after rescinding his contract at Atletico Madrid.

However, the Portuguese coach acknowledged that while it would have been nice to bring in the 32-year-old, his salary demands are beyond what Marseille can afford.

“First of all, Diego Costa earns 16 million [euros] gross every year,” Villas-Boas said. “It’s the first thing that we should recognise.

“I received a WhatsApp message from an unknown number telling me that Diego Costa wanted to come to OM. I thought it was a joke.

“He’s one of the best strikers in the world, [but we are] going to look for something else. We cannot pay this [high a] salary.”

Reports in France state that in advanced talks to sign Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik, who has just six months left on his contract. They would look to bring him in during this transfer window.

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