Diego Costa will only leave Chelsea for this club – report
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is only interested in a move to Atletico Madrid, according to reports in England
Diego Costa will refuse to leave Chelsea this summer unless the striker can return to former club Atletico Madrid, according to reports in the English media.
The Daily Star is reporting that the Spain international is free to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after Antonio Conte made it known to the striker that he isn’t part of his plans for the 2017-18 season.
Costa scored 20 times in Chelsea’s title-winning campaign as the Italian coach became just the second manager to lift the Premier League trophy in his first season in English football.
The same article states Costa is not interested in a move to Serie A duo AC Milan and Juventus but the 28-year-old would be open to a return to Atletico Madrid.
The problem, however, is los Rojiblancos’ transfer ban which prohibits the Spanish club from making any signings until the January transfer window.
According to the Daily Star, Costa would be happy to sit on the bench at Chelsea until January before completing a move to Diego Simeone’s Atletico side.
Chelsea have been linked with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata this summer but have failed to land a summer signing so far.
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