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Diego Costa in new attack on Chelsea: I'm making you money!

Diego Costa has launched a new salvo against employers Chelsea today.

The striker again says the Blues are not treating him fairly as they hold out for more money.

He told ESPN Brazil's Joao Castelo-Branco: “I've demonstrated I care for Atletico and have interest in playing for them.

“But if Atletico and Chelsea don't come to an agreement and Atletico don't make a big effort, I can't keep on wanting to play for a club that isn't going to make a bigger effort to try and sign me.

“I know that this [big effort] will happen, but if it's to pay the amount that Chelsea want it won't be possible.

“What I know is that this offer Chelsea will get is bigger than what they paid, so I've given them something back in all senses [sporting and financial].

When asked whether he knew how much Chelsea want for him, Costa replied: "I don't know, but my agent said that Chelsea want something that Atletico can't get near.

"When we heard that [Antonio] Conte didn't want me anymore, my agent went to find out if there was interest from Atletico for me coming back. Of course for the warmth and respect that I earned there, they showed interest.

"But they wouldn't pay a fortune. Atletico is a team growing every year, a big team, but they can't pay an extraordinary amount."

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