Chelsea striker Diego Costa has admitted he is open to a loan move if it secures a transfer to Atletico Madrid.
The Spanish striker has been linked with a move away from Chelsea after having apparently being told by Antonio Conte that he is not wanted at the club any longer.
The Italian boss apparently told the Brazilian born striker via text message that he was no longer a part of his plans and that he could leave.
In turn, the striker revealed he wanted to return to Atletico Madrid, the club he moved to Chelsea from back in 2014. However with the Spanish subject to a transfer ban, the player would be available to sign for Atletico Madrid, but unable to play until at least January.
However, Costa has claimed he is willing to join Atletico now, and moving elsewhere on loan.:
Speaking after scoring in Spain’s 2-1 win over Macedonia, he said:
“Signing for Atletico doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t be playing. I could be loaned out.
“Chelsea are my owners. If they want to sell me, they’ll have to sell me. I don’t know about my future. I have a contract with Chelsea and they are the ones who know what they will do with me. I have to wait to see what decision my club makes.”
Costa scored 21 goals in 40 appearances for the Blues on the way to the Premier League title and FA Cup final this season.