Sao Paulo join race for Diego Costa as former Chelsea striker reveals his contract expectation

Sao Paulo have joined the race for Diego Costa, who has rejected another offer from a team in Saudi Arabia.

Costa has been in talks over a move to Palmeiras but their fierce local rivals Sao Paulo are said to have approached Costa within the last week.

Talks with Palmeiras have also been impacted by renewed interest from Al Nassr, who offered the striker a deal worth £5.2m (€6m) until the summer of 2022.

The ex-Chelsea and Atletico Madrid man wanted a deal worth £6.9m (€8m) for the same length of time, however – and Al Nassr appear to have backed away.

Sky Sports exclusively revealed earlier this month that Palmeiras were offering Costa a two-year deal worth around £2.6m per year after tax – and player is currently in Brazil.

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