Atletico tells Costa to return to Chelsea

Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard

Diego Costa was named to Chelsea's official Premier League squad list despite the Spain international's attempts to force a move to Atletico Madrid this summer.

Costa, who has not reported back for training with Chelsea after being told he was surplus to requirements by Blues boss Antonio Conte, is determined to return to Atleti.

The chances of Diego Costa rejoining Atletico Madrid tonight are "unlikely, but not impossible", according to Sky sources.

Yet, Chelsea and Atletico failed to reach an agreement over his transfer and on Friday the players was included in the Blues' 25-man Premier League squad for the current season.

AC Milan and Everton were both linked with moves for Costa before the window closed, but the striker held firm to his desire only to return to the Vicente Calderon.

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While it has been suggested the club are considering sueing the striker if he does not return to club for training, the Daily Star have claimed he could make a Chelsea comeback.

Hazard is yet to feature for Chelsea this season following an ankle injury which ruled him out for three months, but played in both of Belgium's World Cup Qualifiers this week.

Conte, for his part, has repeatedly stated that Costa is "in the past" for Chelsea.

Morata's suggestion that he was never offered consistent playing time bears merit, since he only made 37 league appearances over four seasons in his first spell at the club.

Having previously played in Spain and Italy for Real Madrid and Juventus, Morata already believes he has found a distinct problem with the English game that could work to his advantage.

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