Diego Costa is keen to join only one club: Atletico Madrid.
After falling out with Blues boss Antonio Conte at the end of the past season, the Spanish forward didn’t come back from his summer break to train, as he continues his holidays in Brazil, but he is still on Chelsea books.
Despite Atletico’s ban from the market until next year, Costa is discussing his exit from the club with the directors to join the Colchoneros and be ready to play since January 2018.
The Brazilian-born striker rejected AC Milan offer as he is only considering an Atletico return.
Ricardo Cardoso, a lawyer and legal representative of Diego Costa that is part of Jorge Mendes’ company Gestifute, has spoken to Spanish news agency Agencia EFE, and he’s announced that Costa is on the verge of handing in a formal transfer request to speed up his Chelsea exit.
Cardoso also said that Blues manager Antonio Conte has acted “unfairly” to his client, while he claimed the chances of Costa ever playing for Chelsea again are “impossible”.
The lawyer also claimed:
“We are going to use all legal mechanisms to hold Chelsea accountable for their behaviour, making it possible for Diego Costa to leave. We will formally ask for a ‘transfer request”.