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Diego Costa is reportedly staying in Brazil and “has no plans” to return to Chelsea for pre-season training amid reports linking him with a move back to Atletico Madrid.

According to Marca‘s Ainhoa Sanchez, Costa is set to leave the Blues this summer after being told by manager Antonio Conte that he does not fit in his plans, and it appears the striker is set to go on strike from training as a result.

Los Rojiblancos seem to be his most likely destination as Chelsea attempt to replace him, but because of the Spanish club’s transfer ban, he cannot be registered until January. As such, they’re in no hurry to get the deal done quickly this summer, as it matters little if he does not arrive until later in the window.


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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