Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa on Barcelona radar

Diego Costa could be set for a shock return to Spain to solve Barcelona’s crisis up top.

The 33-year-old is currently a free agent after having his contract terminated by mutual consent at Atletico Mineiro following the Brazilian club’s title-winning season.

Costa scored four goals in 15 league games for Antonio Mohamed’s side as he helped Mineiro win their first championship in 50 years.

But he could now be heading back to LaLiga – just over a year after having his Atletico Madrid contract ripped up six months early.

Barca boss Xavi is desperate for a centre-forward to be brought in as he only has Luuk de Jong and Martin Braithwaite to rely on up top in Memphis Depay’s absence.

According to Sport, Costa has been identified by the Blaugrana as a potential option.

The Spanish news outlet states that the player has been offered to the Catalan club.

Though they add that Valencia could also snap up the two-time Premier League winner if