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Diego Costa Accuses Chelsea Of Treating Him Like A ‘Criminal’ And Says Blues Are Holding Him Against His Will

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Wantaway Blues star Diego Costa has claimed that he is being treated like a “criminal” by Chelsea.

Diego Costa says he was treated like a ‘criminal’ by Chelsea

Diego Costa has also launched a legal case against Chelsea over his pending exit from Stamford Bridge.

Earlier last week, Costa’s lawyer Ricardo Cardoso had threatened the Blues of legal action regarding the treatment of the Spaniard – mainly for blocking his anticipated return to La Liga side Atletico Madrid.

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The Spanish striker is set to part ways with Chelsea after boss Antonio Conte informed the Spaniard that he is no longer in his plans this season.

Diego Costa has his heart set on a return to Atletico Madrid

Costa, who has not returned to Chelsea and is training alone in Brazil have slammed Antonio Conte of dismissing him via a text message.

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However, in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, Costa accentuated that he is being held against his will as he desperately wants to join his former club Atletico Madrid.

Costa said: “I am waiting for Chelsea to set me free. Why won’t they let me go if they don’t want me?”

“My desire is to go to Atletico (where he played from 2010-14). I’ve spoken to Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia. I said, ‘If the manager doesn’t want me, I want to go to Atletico Madrid.”

“They want me to be there training with the reserves. I wouldn’t be allowed access to the first-team dressing room and I would have no contact at all with the guys. I’m not a criminal! I don’t think it is fair after all I have done to be treated like that.”

Costa and Antonio Conte’s relationship deteriorated over the course of last season.

Diego Costa’s has been left in limbo – he is not wanted anymore at Chelsea and is not closing in on a move to any other club.

The Spanish striker now faces a a fine up to £300k after failing to return for training two weeks ago.

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But this has not stopped Costa from enjoying life – as seen in a video of him clowning around in Brazil.

Diego Costa showed off his lighter side in Brazil

Chelsea outcast Costa donned a multi-coloured wig and performed at a circus in hometown Lagarto.

Costa training alone in Brazil

His summer so far has seen him driving quad bikes, training on a beach alone and partying in an Atletico Madrid shirt.

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Conte has made it clear that Costa is not in his plans for this season and will not be allowed to train with the first-team.

Diego Costa posted a video of himself partying in a Atletico Madrid shirt

Costa stayed back in Brazil as he did not want to train with the reserves.

He now could be fined by the club two weeks wages with his current earnings £150,000 a week.

Chelsea outcast Diego Costa has been left in limbo after Diego Simeone ruled out his much anticipated return to Atletico Madrid, as they have a transfer embargo until January.

Simeone said: “I don’t want to comment too much. The fact is he is still with Chelsea.”

“The most important thing to me is the work of my club in general, not only in training. I have to work with what I have.”

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The La Liga club can still buy new players but they cannot register them due to a Fifa transfer embargo which will end in January 2018.

Costa’s dream move back to Atletico Madrid being put on hold as they have a transfer embargo until January.

Simeone added: “When I found there was no other possibility to get new players at the club I accepted it.”

“Maybe I could improve the quality, but for the moment with this team I can work very well and I’m satisfied with that.”

Chelsea suffered a 3-2 humiliating defeat against Premier League minnows Burnley in a worst possible title defence on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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