Brazilian-born Costa underwent a successful surgery on the fifth metatarsal bone of his left foot in Brazil and is expected to be sidelined for at least two months, a long spell that prompted talk of a potential signing during the winter transfer window, reports Efe news.
"We have not discussed (with the club on signings in the winter transfer window). And as always we will try starting from our upcoming match to find the best solutions," Simeone said during a press conference on the eve of his side's La Liga clash with Alaves.
"Hopefully Kalinic can have consistency, Correa can be precise when he plays as forward as he did against Monaco and when it is Gelson's turn, he can repeat a little bit of what he did against Sant Andreu," said Simeone.
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