Wantaway Blues star Diego Costa has made it clear that he will disobey Chelsea orders and fly off to Spain in order to force through a move to Atletico Madrid.
FootTheBall had earlier reported that Premier League champions Chelsea had given Diego Costa four conditions to fulfill before the club bosses will consider selling him.
The Blues bosses had given the Spaniard the ultimatum as he did not return to London and showed no interest in playing for the club.
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The Blues hierarchy had given Costa four conditions before they would consider his demand of a move to Atletico:
He must return to Cobham.
Costa must return to training.
He must prove his match fitness.
And Costa must put him into contention for a first-team place.
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But in a statement, Costa has now said: “My destination has already been decided. I must return to Atletico Madrid.”
“It turns out that there is the impasse that Chelsea do not want to release me.”
“But I believe that this situation will be resolved now on my return to Spain.”
Wantaway Blues star Diego Costa had also claimed that he is being treated like a “criminal” by Chelsea.
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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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In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, Costa had accentuated that he is being held against his will as he desperately wants to join his former club Atletico Madrid.
He had 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. 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.”
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Costa, who has not returned to Chelsea and is training alone in Brazil have slammed Antonio Conte of dismissing him via a text message.
Costa’s summer so far has seen him clowning around in a multi-coloured wig, driving quad bikes, training on a beach alone and partying in an Atletico Madrid shirt.
Costa has been fined £300,000 after failing to report for training two weeks ago.
And now Spanish club Atletico Madrid have reportedly offered to pay his fine once he joins his former club.
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Costa was expected to return to London to work on his fitness ahead of a move – but now the Spaniard has made it clear that he will not head back to Chelsea and instead he will fly off to Spain in a bid to force through his move to Atletico.
Reports yesterday also claimed that La Liga club Deportivo La Coruna are willing to rope in Costa on a short-term loan until January.
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And that would allow Atletico Madrid to sign him in the new year.
Diego Simeone’s side can still buy new players but they cannot register them due to a Fifa transfer embargo which will end in January 2018.
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