Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are expressing disappointment after it was revealed a fan favourite is keen on an exit this summer.
Metro, quoting comments published by Spanish outlet Antena 3 Sports, states that Diego Costa is keen to return to Atletico Madrid this summer, according to comments from the Spanish side’s president, Enrique Cerezo.
‘We are there, he wants to come. But that is already complicated,
The comments come after Cerezo admitted earlier this week that Diego Simeone wants to sign a striker for the new season, with the La Liga giants preparing for such an arrival to contribute to their already bolstering attacking contingent.
‘Simeone wants new players and one of those is a striker. We desire a striker with goals, a good salary, and the ability to help us win many trophies.’
Despite being a hero at Chelsea, Costa has struggled to stay out of the limelight for the wrong reasons and has been heavily linked with a return to Atletico throughout the current campaign, especially with Antonio Conte set to ring the changes at Stamford Bridge.
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