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Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa could be in big trouble for a case of tax fraud in Spain.

According to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, the Atletico Madrid hitman could face up to six months of imprisonment in a tax fraud case, with the former Chelsea striker set for a trial on June 4.

Costa is reported to have defrauded the Spanish state of over €1m for not declaring payments following his move to Chelsea in 2014.

The prosecution even wants the former Chelsea striker to face six months of imprisonment as well as pay a fine of €507,208.

It has now been revealed that Chelsea’s accounting at the time regarding Costa’s buy-out, didn’t as well help the situation.

Costa was accused of failing to declare over €5m in personal income from the move, on which he owed over €1m in taxes. There was also an additional charge for failing to declare another €1m in image rights.

Costa is expected to make an appearance in court on Thursday.

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