Chelsea forward Diego Costa ‘back in London’ as team-mates reckon he’s ready to return to club and take his punishment.
DIEGO COSTA is reportedly back in London and willing to call a truce with Chelsea over his ongoing transfer feud.
Spanish newspaper Marca claims Costa has flown back from Brazil as he looks to force through a return to Atletico Madrid.
Costa declared in an interview last month that his Chelsea career is over, as he had no intention of returning to the Premier League champions and would instead hold out for a return to Atletico Madrid.
A transfer to his former side did not materialise during the summer window, however, meaning that the Spain international remains contracted to the Blues until at least January when Atleti are likely to return.
The Telegraph claims that Costa’s teammates expect him to give serious consideration to end his strike plans, however, having seen his stance soften in recent days.
Eden Hazard is among those to have called on the striker to end his feud with Conte after being included in the 25-man Premier League squad for this season.
The 28-year-old has been on self-imposed exile in his native Brazil all summer after being told by boss Antonio Conte via text that he is no longer wanted at Stamford Bridge.
Spanish newspaper Marca claims Costa is back as he looks to secure a move away from the Premier League to Atletico Madrid.
Costa has dominated the headlines following his refusal to come back and train with Chelsea’s development team.
The Brazilian forward has spent the summer in his hometown of Lagarto after making it clear he would not return for pre-season training after Antonio Conte informed him via a text message that he did not feature in his plans.
Costa accused Chelsea of treating him ‘like a criminal’ and has been left out of the 25-man squad for the Champions League group stages.