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Diego Costa tells Chelsea in new statement: I must return to Atletico Madrid

Diego Costa has told Chelsea he has no intention of returning to training.

He is determined to push through a return to Atletico Madrid after telling Chelsea he will not report for training.

Chelsea had expected the striker to return to London and make himself available for selection if the striker is to seal a move back to Atletico.

But the 28-year-old has not reported for training, having previously claimed that the club has made him feel like a 'criminal'. Costa has now reaffirmed that stance.

Diego Costa's Chelsea career in numbers

“My destination is already made. I must return to Atletico Madrid," a statement released by Costa read.

“It turns out that there is the impasse that Chelsea does not want to release me.

“But I believe that this situation will be resolved now on my return to Spain."

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