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Diego Costa has been handed a career lifeline after Besiktas offered him a contract, according to reports.

The former Chelsea striker, 32, terminated his contract at Atletico Madrid in December 2020 after slipping down the pecking order.

Luis Suarez’s arrival from Barcelona the summer before, combined with Moussa Dembele’s loan move to the Wanda Metropolitano that winter, saw Costa ask to leave.

However, he failed to find a new home in the January transfer window, despite being linked with Benfica, Marseille, Atletico Minero, Sao Paulo and Palmeiras.

Costa hasn’t kicked a ball professionally in SEVEN months now but has been offered a lifeline by Turkish giants Besiktas, according to transfer guru Nicolo Schira.

According to the report, Costa has been offered a TWO-YEAR deal worth around £50,000 per week. Besiktas are now waiting to hear back from the former Spain and Brazil international.

Schiro tweeted: “Talks ongoing with the free agent #DiegoCosta. The Turkish club have offered a contract until 2023 (€3m/year). [They] now are waiting for the choice of the striker, who is reflecting on the bid.”

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