Álvaro Morata Thankful For Tactically Naive Premier League

Beth Cruz
September 3, 2017

Costa previous expressed his desire to leave the Club in the transfer window, and only wanted to join Atletico Madrid.

But Costa has not made peace with Conte just yet.

However, Chelsea rebuffed that move as they sought the Premier League title, and though it was meant to go through this summer, a new 100 per cent tax on foreign transfers caused the deal to collapse.

Atletico Madrid have advised Diego Costa to return to west London after failing to secure a deal to bring him back to La Liga from Chelsea this summer, reports say.

Courtois though, who played with Costa at Atletico as well as The Bridge, had little sympathy for him and imitated Gerard Pique's famous tweet about Neymar.

Diego Costa remains at Chelsea following the close of the transfer window, but his relationship with the staff at Stamford Bridge remains fractured.

Diego Costa might be sued by Chelsea.

The uncertainty has not stopped Chelsea from taking the shock decision of including castaway striker Costa in their 25-man Premier League squad.

Meanwhile, Costa has been encouraged to return to fitness by Spain team-mate Sergio Ramos.

"I am waiting for Chelsea to set me free", he said. 'Every player plans his holidays and his life as he sees fit. They have given me everything.

"I find a team that has made a huge financial commitment for a Real Madrid substitute".

"You need to fight with the centre-backs and they're much stronger physically than in any other country". In Spain you have time to think and keep hold of the ball, but over here, by the time you've got possession you've already taken a couple of kicks from opponents.

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