28-year-old Chelsea striker Diego Costa is set to leave Chelsea after Chelsea boss Antonio Conte told him via a text message that he wasn’t needed at Chelsea anymore.
Costa has been linked with a return to his former club Atletico Madrid but the striker can’t be registered by Atletico Madrid until January due to transfer ban if he joins the Spanish club.
A report on Daily Star claims Costa will refuse to leave Chelsea until Atletico Madrid’s ban is lifted in January.
Costa has ruled out moving to China and he reportedly has no intention of going to Italy. He reportedly wants to remain at Chelsea until he seals his dream move to Atletico Madrid.