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Fenerbahce holding out hope for Costa loan before Friday deadline

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MURCIA, SPAIN - JUNE 07: Diego Costa of Spain looks on during a friendly match between Spain and Colombia at La Nueva Condomina stadium on June 7, 2017 in Murcia, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Fenerbahce is hoping that Diego Costa’s unrest at Chelsea could help it land an elite striker for a few months.

The Turkish powers are looking to take Costa on loan, a move the BBC says seems unlikely but possible due to Turkey’s transfer window running until Friday.

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Costa, who turns 29 next month, is widely expected to move to Atletico Madrid once the Spanish club’s transfer ban is lifted in January.

Fener manager Aykut Kocaman admitted his club made an offer, and that talks were progressing well for some time. He said it now looks unlikely but added that talks continue between Chelsea, Costa, and Fener.

The Turkish club boasts Robin van Persie, Roberto Soldado, Mathieu Valbuena, Martin Skrtel, and Mauricio Isla, and the addition of Costa would certainly help its chances of returning to the UEFA Champions League.

However unlikely, it’s worth monitoring as Friday progresses toward the deadline.

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