“He wants Atletico, and no club else”

After having submitted EFE a formal transfer request for Spanish international striker Diego Costa (28), Ricardo Cardoso, the player’s agent and legal advisor, told AS: “Conte dismissed him through a SMS, and no one from Chelsea gave us a better explanation on the case.

It was really unfair to Diego, an unacceptable act of disrespect. That makes of course impossible for him to join Blues back. He wants to join Atletico Madrid back, and no club else”.

As we all know, Costa would be allowed to start playing for Colchoneros only since January 2018; Liga giants, after having signed him back from Chelsea, might loan him to Las Palmas or Real Betis Sevilla on a half-season deal.