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Diego Costa was a beast for Chelsea after spending three seasons with the Blues before falling out with former boss Antonio Conte.
Costa, 31, has spent three years back at Atletico since rejoining from Chelsea in 2017, and reports claim that he could be set for a return to the Premier League as he has failed to perform at his best since leaving Chelsea.
The controversial striker helped Chelsea to win the Premier League twice, under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte before his ill-fated exit.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Atletico are prepared to offload him for a second time in the next transfer window.
Costa’s reported availability could also open the door for a potential return to the Premier League, after he tormented Premier League opponents during his three years in the Premier League.
Chelsea are yet to have a striker in the mould of Diego Costa since his exit from the, as he gave 20 goals per season in two years to help Chelsea win the Premier League twice in three years.
When Costa departed Stamford Bridge in 2017, former Chelsea captain John Terry summed an emotional tribute for the Spaniard.
“Good Luck @diego.costa in your next journey my friend,” he wrote on Instagram.
“An unbelievable player and one of the nicest and funniest guys I have met in football, playing against him in training and games was an absolute nightmare, one of the best and underrated players I have played with and against.
“He gave everything for our club every time he wore a Chelsea shirt and was a born winner.
“Going to miss you mate.”