Chelsea FC Orders Diego Costa To 'Return Home'

Chelsea FC Orders Diego Costa To 'Return Home'

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are still £25m apart on their valuation of Diego Costa.

It is claimed that at present Chelsea want €65m for Costa, while Atletico Madrid are only prepared to pay €38m.

Costa, 28, had been informed by his boss Antonio Conte that he has no future at the club and having been frozen out of the first-team squad, the Brazil-born Spain global has gone home to Brazil.

He has reportedly already been fined two weeks' worth of wages for failing to report to training. They ask how I am.

"As soon as they don't want to be there, they don't turn up. I was happy. When the manager does not want you, you have to go". I'm not a criminal.

"I can't see an ideal club where he would go out on loan which would serve the objective, so it may well be that, just as with Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal did, they have to sit and be patient, miss the least important part of the season from now till January".

"What should be happening is that he should be back at Chelsea training", Wright said on Sky Sports. Costa was part of Atletico's squad from 2010 to 2014 and is now keen to go back to Wanda Metropolitano.

He has twice won the Premier League title during his three years at Stamford Bridge and scored 59 goals in 120 appearances.

Costa also says he was nearing a new contract with Chelsea at the time, but believes Conte put a halt to negotiations.

The Blues declined to respond to Costa's comments.

Wright did concede that if this was how Conte did deal with the situation, rather than telling him to his face in January that they would be selling him the summer like he claimed recently, then Costa would at least have the right to be annoyed.

Argentinian worldwide striker Carlos Tevez played up to his nickname of "Apache" by refusing to warm up to potentially go on as a substitute for Manchester City in the last moments of a Champions League match in September 2011 against Bayern Munich.

He's still in Brazil - the season's started. I can't see that now as it will take him a month to get fit from doing his own training back home, as he is based in Brazil at the moment and has not had a pre-season.

"I don't understand how players can get away with that behaviour".

"It's disgraceful the way he is behaving".

"He's earning a fortune at Chelsea".

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