You might have heard, but Diego Costa would quite like to play for Atletico Madrid again. The Chelsea striker has dropped subtle hints, like telling everyone that’s where he wants to play at refusing to return to Chelsea until they sell him.
Still, nothing could have prepared Costa for learning that Antonio Conte no longer wanted him. After all he’d done for Chelsea, constantly trying to engineer a move away and throwing his toys out the pram when it didn’t come off.
Still, it looks like this farce might be reaching a close. According to Marca, Atletico have offered Chelsea 60 million Euros to take their troublesome striker off their hands. If Chelsea don’t accept that, they want their heads looking at.
Still, Marca do point out that that price includes an initial fee plus some other add ons. Chelsea won’t let any take the p*ss out of them, that’s for sure.
We’re told that should Chelsea accept Atleti’s bid. negotations will start with Costa and Jorge Mendes so that Costa can start playing for Atletico as soon as the transfer window opens in January.
Marca also say that Costa has no intention of coming home from Brazil to London. And why would he, he’s only employed by Chelsea? Instead, he will go straight from Brazil to Madrid when the move goes through.
Never have we said this and meant it more: Please fail the medical for comedic reasons.