Costa make decision on completing move away from Chelsea

Diego Costa is keen on returning to Atletico Madrid even though he is going to miss four months of football action.

He was shown the exit door at Chelsea by the Blues boss Antonio Conte via a text he received from him. Revealing Italian manager’s text, the Spanish striker said the former Juventus boss has told him he was no longer part of his plans for next season.

Costa had made an attempt to return to Madrid last summer but Conte on his arrival convinced him to stay with the London club. The pair fell out in January after a switch to the Chinese Super League was also blocked.

The forward has been impressive for Chelsea since joining them in 2014 and he was their top scorer with 20 goals as they won the Premier League last season.

But with Conte working towards bringing Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge to spearhead the team’s attack next season, he saw no reason in keeping Costa at the club and has told him to move on.

And despite being fully aware of Atletico ban from featuring newly signed players in their games until next year January, Costa is determined push through a return to the Vicente Calderon.

As per reports from Skysports via 234sport, despite other clubs interest in him, the 28-year-old attacker wants a reunion with Diego Simone and is ready to spend four months on the sidelines.

Costa spent four years and scored 62 goals in 145 appearances in all competitions for Atletico during his first spell at the club.