Back in September 2017, Marca dropped a bombshell that would have left Everton fans open-mouthed.
The Spanish paper claimed that The Toffees had made a club-record £66.5 million bid to sign none other than Diego Costa, just months before the Spanish international was offered an escape route out of his Chelsea nightmare by former club Atletico Madrid.
And though Costa hasn’t exactly set the world alight since returning to the club he led to the 2014 La Liga title, it is tempting to believe that the former Stamford Bridge hero is exactly what Everton are missing.
Though Richarlison has impressed in attack this season, Marco Silva’s side are lacking an aggressive, all-action centre-forward like Costa – and have been since Romelu Lukaku left for Manchester United.
But with Everton seemingly on the lookout for goalscorer once again with the January transfer window set to swing open, could they be given one last chance to bring Costa back to English football?
According to Tuttomercatoweb, Costa's future at Atletico Madrid is suddenly uncertain with Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin Quanjian set to make a move.
Now, Costa’s goals have dried up for Atletico of late, his header against Barcelona in November his only La Liga strike all season. But the Brazil-born powerhouse is a proven, prolific Premier League goalscorer and, if he really is available, Everton should be on red alert.