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Diego Costa Wrap Up Deal — Atletico Madrid

13 Setiembre 2017
Diego Costa Wrap Up Deal — Atletico Madrid

Craig Burley doesn't believe Group C is among the toughest UCL groups, but the rest of the crew don't agree.

However his destination is not London - the striker is heading to Spain to force through a return to Atletico Madrid, according to reports.

That lead to some stray rumors of yet another third party potentially getting involved - the Mail brought up Al-Hilal in the Saudi league as a possibility - but AS seem pretty confident that Costa will simply stay put in Madrid until the winter transfer window while the two teams go to battle over his fee, his fines, and his future.

The iconic Italian told talkSPORT: "I know he is a very talented player with amazing skills, but he has never been a regular".

Costa, Chelsea's top scorer last season, had been in his hometown of Lagarto, Brazil, since claiming in June that Blues coach Antonio Conte had texted him to tell him he was no longer part of his plans.

Despite being happy to continually speak to the media, and provoke Chelsea from a distance, the striker has been rather less brave when it comes to facing up to his Chelsea situation.

The report claims that the 28-year-old spent yesterday evening with his family watching Atletico play Rome on TV. In addition, the move would become the most expensive in Atleti's history. Have your say in the comments section below.

Chelsea return to the Champions League this week but did not include Costa in their squad.

Adriana Garcia is a Valencia-based football writer who covers La Liga for ESPN FC.