Brendan Rodgers: 'Liverpool's Diego Costa bid is over'

Rodgers: 'Liverpool's Costa bid is over'
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Brendan Rodgers admits that Liverpool's bid to sign Diego Costa is over.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that a deal to sign Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa is unlikely.

The Reds made a reported £21.8m offer for the Brazilian at the beginning of the month, before the player distanced himself from rumours of a move.

Now Rodgers has revealed that a deal is all but over, before dismissing reports linking him with a move for Aly Cissokho.

"I believe Costa has signed an extension," Rodgers told reporters. "There's nothing in terms of players to add.

"We've signed players early on and we hope to sign some more before the end of the window. In the meantime, there's nothing at the minute."

He added: "There's nothing on the Cissokho story."

Liverpool are in action against Celtic this evening in a pre-season friendly.

Athletico striker Diego Costa, when playing for Real Valladolid on August 7, 2009
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