Chelsea is expected to resume preseason training today, and all their stars both far and wide as expected to be due back at the club’s Cobham training ground.
However, one player who may not turn up is Diego Costa. The Brazil-born Spain international was informed via text message by his manager during the summer break that he was not part of his plan next season. While the club wants the two of them to settle their issue, it is unlikely that Costa buys the idea.
Mirror Sport in quoting Spanish outlet, Marca is claiming that the attacker has no plans to return to Stamford Bridge for the resumption of work.
Costa is desperate for a return back to Atletico Madrid, but they have a transfer ban and cannot register him until January next year. This being a World Cup season, it would be dangerous for Costa not to play active football consistently.
Turkish giants, Besiktas have declared their interest in taking the player on short-term loan deal, with the club’s fans storming the attacker’s IG account to beg him to join them.