Chelsea star striker, Diego Costa, has been linked with a move back to La Liga this summer, with Atletico Madrid reportedly chasing the Spain international’s signature.
Following a disastrous season which saw Chelsea struggle to finish tenth, Costa has been continually linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge and back to La Liga.
New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has not made any great efforts to silence the rumours this summer and now with Costa not taking part in the Blues’ pre-season matches the Italian manager, as reported in Metro, is quoted as saying:
“I can say that today Costa is a Chelsea player.
“He didn’t play in these games because of injury and if he solves the injury and I see in training that he is in good shape it can be possible to see him in the next game against Milan.
“‘But I can say only this. I speak only for today and today Costa is Chelsea’s player. Tomorrow if you ask me if Costa will remain with us, I don’t know.”
It has emerged that while chatting to Sergio Ramos during Chelsea’s friendly match with Real Madrid, cameras appear to capture the Real defender ask when Costa will return to Madrid.
With his back to the camera, Costa’s response is unknown but Ramos’ own reply of “They won’t let you?” would suggest that the Chelsea man is keen to move back to La Liga.
Take a look at the clip and draw your conclusions.
Video Credit: rmfans.info
What the future holds for Costa remains to be seen but it would appear that the striker is not as settled in London as he once was.
Two weeks out from the start of the new season, fans will be hoping that the Spain international can once again find the form that has seen him net 32 goals in 54 appearances for the Blues.
Following such a disappointing season last term, the Chelsea faithful will want to see an instant return to their rightful place as Premier League title contenders, not potential relegation material.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena
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