Diego Costa Goes To Party In Atletico Madrid Shirt Amid Chelsea Exit Rumours


LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27:  Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-1 during the Emirates FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Diego Costa has fuelled speculation about his desire to return to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea this summer by wearing the club's shirt to a street party in Brazil.

Fan account Forza Atleti shared the video on Twitter after Costa filmed himself on Instagram:


Forza Atleti @roj1blanco

Los huevos de Diego Costa no caben el amazonas. https://t.co/hB8MIdGwD3

ESPN FC's Liam Twomey also relayed the news:

Liam Twomey @liam_twomey

Diego Costa is partying in Lagarto... in an Atletico shirt (from his Instagram video). Beats pre-season #cfc https://t.co/9Iwv4rYblI

Liam Twomey @liam_twomey

@AA_Richards yeh I'm sure it is. A few other people in the video are wearing Atleti shirts with Costa on the back. One or two Chelsea

According to Twomey, the Spain striker attended the street party on Sunday along with several others wearing Atleti shirts, before putting one on himself. He "has made it clear" he wants to rejoin Los Rojiblancos after being informed by manager Antonio Conte he is no longer required at Chelsea.

The Blues are back in pre-season training but he has been excused from his duties and so has remained in his home town of Lagarto, Brazil.

Twomey added that earlier in the video, Costa sent a message to Chelsea team-mate Cesc Fabregas in Spanish that said "give Conte a hug."

Per The Independent, the comment was a reply to Fabregas reacting to the video with a laughing emoji.

The Blues are said to want £30 million for Costa this summer and they "expect Atletico to meet their asking price shortly." Because of Los Rojiblancos' transfer ban, it will require Costa to spend six months on the sidelines until he can be registered in January, but he evidently holds his former club in great affection.

The 28-year-old has enjoyed a productive spell at Stamford Bridge, per Squawka Football:

Squawka Football @Squawka

Diego Costa has been directly involved in 68 goals in 89 Premier League games for Chelsea. 52 goals ⚽️ 16 assists 🅰️ Two league titles. 🏆🏆 https://t.co/enSEXh1rXi

His most prolific campaign to date came in the Spanish capital, however, when he netted 36 goals in all competitions during his final season with Atleti.

Having him in place to play in the second half of the season will be incredibly useful for Atletico, so it's likely they will strike a deal this summer, and they'll hope he can pick up where he left off with them.

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