The 28-year-old striker was left out of Chelsea’s Champions League Squad. Diego Costa has not played for the Blues this season, and spent much of August in his native Brazil. Following a rift between him and the club coach Antione Conte, in which the latter reportedly sent a text message to Diego Costa that he is not included in his plans, and should find another club.
Diego Costa wants to rejoin Atletico Madrid, but Chelsea were treating him like “a criminal” by demanding an “impossible fee”.
The Spain international was named in Chelsea’s Premier League squad after the transfer window closed, but his future at the club remains uncertain.
Diego Costa omission was revealed on Monday as all five of England’s Champions League representatives – Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United – published their parties for the group stages of Europe’s elite competition.
Here is Chelsea full Champions League Squad: