Costa To Make Shock Move Before Atletico Switch?
Diego Costa To Make Shock Move Before Atletico Madrid Switch?
Chelsea wantaway forward Diego Costa will reportedly go back to Atletico Madrid in January, but reports claim he could join a shock club until then.
According to Sky Sports Italy, Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal have offered Costa €8 million (R125 million) to play for them until the new year.
The striker has before admitted that he wants to join his former side Atletico when their transfer bans is over, which is only in January.
Costa was reportedly told by Chelsea boss Antonio Conte that he is not in his plans for the season, which led to him seeking a move.
The 28-year-old has been in home native country Brazil since June, but was expected to return to London this week to start training with Chelsea's reserves.
Despite the suggested interest from other teams, the Spaniard made it clear he only wanted to go back to Atletico, the club he left Chelsea for in 2014.
Costa scored 22 goals in 42 matches last season for the Blues, while he assisted a further eight strikes.
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