Diego Costa is set to remain at Chelsea until at least January after Fenerbahce confirmed the loan deal of Spurs striker Vincent Janssen.
The 28-year-old’s future has been completely up in the air all summer after he was told by Blues manager Antonio Conte back in January that he would not be part of his plans this season.
Costa has been angling for a move to Atletico Madrid, often talking about his desire to return there, however the move never materialised before the La Liga transfer window shut last week.
With the Turkish window closing today, there was a chance that Fenerbahce would be making a move for the striker on loan to add to their depth for the first half of the season.
Fenerbahce manager Aykut Kocaman told Goal.com: “We were really close to sign Diego Costa but now we seem far away.
“The talks between the two clubs were going really well. But here we are.”
However, they have instead gone for Tottenham’s Janssen, who had a poor first year in the Premier League last season, and he will join former Spurs flop Roberto Soldado as well.
Costa is still expected to sign for Atletico in January, with the La Liga side’s transfer ban having been completed. Meanwhile, there is major doubt over what role the Spain international will play at the Blues in the first half of the season.
It is likely that Costa will not feature at all for Chelsea while Antonio Conte is in charge and will have to train with the reserves until his move is confirmed.