Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has claimed there is no way Ronald Koeman would want to bring Diego Costa to Everton.
The Spanish international is almost certainly on his way out of Stamford Bridge this summer after being told he is surplus to requirements by Antonio Conte, which has led to a complete breakdown in relations between manager and player.
Costa is currently in Brazil and refusing to train with the Blues, trying to force through his dream move to Atletico Madrid.
However, the striker has reportedly admitted recently that he would consider a move to another club if Chelsea were to price him out of a return to La Liga.
That has sparked rumours of where he might end up – with Ronald Koeman recently not ruling out a move for the Blues man if he were available on loan.
However, Charlie Nicholas has explained why he doesn’t believe that’s a good idea for either party.
“Koeman would be arguing and fighting with him in 30 minutes. It would be a clash of personalities immediately. Koeman doesn’t stand for anything like that,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.
“Costa has isolated himself and I’m actually glad in a way that he has done this. He has made everything clear that he wants to go to Atletico Madrid but six months ago, I wanted to go to China.
“There’s no way someone like Koeman would be interested in a conversation with Costa, never mind a deal.”