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How Mourinho stopped Costa joining Liverpool

Diego Costa was granted Spanish nationality in the summer of 2013 and on July 5 the striker presented himself at the Civil Registry in Madrid to swear allegiance to the Spanish constitution. Now, at last, Atletico had one more space for a non-EU player. This was great news for the club but Costa's new status also made him an attractive proposition for any club shopping for a striker in the summer transfer market.

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