Diego Costa Saga: Atletico Madrid unwilling to pay £50m for Spaniard

Diego Costa Saga: Atletico Madrid unwilling to pay £50m for Spaniard


Chelsea face taking a £20million hit on their asking price for want away striker Diego Costa.

Antonio Conte’s men value the Spaniard at £50m but his old club Atletico Madrid are only willing to cough up £30m.

Maverick Costa still has a house in Madrid and is due to fly out there next week as he tries to force through a return.

The Spain international, 28, is currently AWOL at his family home in Brazil.

He said: “My destination is already set. I must return to Atletico Madrid next season. It turns out there is the impasse that Chelsea does not want to release me.

“But I believe this situation will be resolved on my return to Spain.”

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Costa is also threatening to involve lawyers after being slapped with fines by the Blues for failing to turn up for work.

Chelsea can fine their fiery rebel £300,000 every fortnight for each unauthorised absence.

Antonio Conte is reported to have told the Spanish international he is not in his plans via a text message

Diego Costa is refusing to return to the Blues as he attempts to force through a move back to La Liga.

The saga between the Spaniard and the London Club continues



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