The future of Diego Costa is still unknown after he was told by Antonio Conte that he is no longer part of his plans at Chelsea for the upcoming season.
A move back to Atletico Madrid is said to be his favoured destination, but he would not be able to play for the club until January 2018 due to their transfer ban.
This could lead to Costa going out on loan for six months and it seems that Besiktas fans are desperate for the Spanish striker to sign for them.
In fact, supporters of the Turkish champions – who have started a ‘Come to Besiktas’ campaign – set a world record by commenting on a photo of the striker on Instagram, the most the platform has ever seen on a single post.
3 million have commented so far and that figure could continue to rise in the coming days. Interestingly, more people have commented than actually follow the striker, with 2.5m his official number of followers.
AS report that Besiktas are confident of landing yet another marquee signing after recently announcing the capture of former Real Madrid defender, Pepe.
However, there could be two significant obstacles that could prevent the move from happening. Firstly, Besiktas would not be able to register Costa for the Champions League despite qualifying for the tournament.
Secondly, his wages are simply too high, with the Turkish side unable to get anywhere near the €8m he currently earns with Chelsea a year.