Diego Costa’s relationship with Antonio Conte has reached rock bottom and the Chelsea forward has been told via a text message from Conte to leave Chelsea.
Costa has never hidden his desire to return to Atletico Madrid, and he now has the chance to do so.
Costa’s first choice destination would be Atletico, but the club’s current transfer ban, which was upheld by CAS, means he would not be illegible to play until January if he signed this summer.
Now, Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo, has told Costa to make up his mind.
“He is the one that has to say and decide,” Cerezo said of Costa.
“Costa is a Chelsea player and we can’t even say that we are interested. What I can say is that we are in a situation where we are working for the future.”