Atletico Madrid have reportedly persuaded Chelsea outcast, Diego Costa to make a return to Stamford Bridge as soon as possible.
And that is aftermath of Los Colchoneros having failed to land the signature of the Spanish international this summer window.
The 28-year-old has been in Brazil since the 2016/17 season came to an end.
Furthermore, Costa has made a vow never to play for the Blues again after a spat with manager, Antonio Conte.
Multiple reports have suggested Costa would have signed for Atletico this summer and gone out on loan until January, 2018.
That is when the transfer ban which UEFA have placed on the Spanish giants will expire but no deal happened.
Costa was nonetheless a part of Chelsea’s 25-man squad for the first stanza of the 2017/18 Premier League season.
Despite that, though, the attacker has given no indication as regards a return to the club.
According to a report coming from The Metro, Atletico now want Costa to return to Stamford Bridge and make peace.
That is in order for Costa to help move things along for a transfer during the winter window in January.
Costa optimistic of Atletico switch
Chelsea outcast, Diego Costa is still very much optimistic of earning a switch to Atletico Madrid before Spain’s transfer deadline.
That is the situation as the Blues are reportedly still holding talks with Los Rojiblancos chief executives.
And that is in a desperate attempt to see through a deal for the want-away striker.
The two club-sides, however, have until midnight on Friday to finally agree on a transfer fee for the Spanish international.
Meanwhile, the 28-year-old Costa has been away without official leave (AWOL) in native Brazil for the past two months.
And the Blues manager, Antonio Conte has no plan to integrate Costa back into his first-team squad at Stamford Bridge.
That is if a move fails to happen, possibly putting pressure on the West Londoners to bow to Atletico’s demands.
After weeks of talks, the London Evening Standard reports there is still hope of Chelsea and Atletico eventually reaching a compromise.
Costa will then either go straight out on loan or spend the next three months in the stands.
And that is because the La Liga giants are still very much under a transfer embargo until January, 2018.