Reports claim striker has ended his exile in Brazil and could now be ready to face the music as he eyes Atletico Madrid
DIEGO COSTA is reportedly back in London and willing to call a truce with Chelsea over his ongoing transfer feud.
Spanish newspaper Marca claims Costa has flown back from Brazil as he looks to force through a return to Atletico Madrid.
And the Telegraph adds that fellow Chelsea team-mates believe the striker is now set to return to the club and take his punishment in a bid to help seal a move to Spain in January.
Costa has been AWOL in Brazil ever since being told by Antonio Conte – via text message – that he was no longer part of his plans.
The Brazilian claimed he was being treated like “criminal” after being told to return to London and train with the development squad.
But despite claiming he would rather stack up a year’s worth of fines rather than submit to Conte’s conditions, it now seems Costa may be ready to wave the white flag.
His shenanigans earlier this summer will surely have played a part in Chelsea’s refusal to let him return to Atletico Madrid on the cheap.
And with the Spaniards now looking to complete a deal ahead of the January transfer window, Costa’s exit could become easier if he complies with Chelsea’s wishes for the next six months.
It’s said that Costa has informed friends he may be about to call off his self-imposed strike, although he is yet to inform Chelsea of his plans.
But there doesn’t appear to be a way back into the first-team, with Costa ready to train with the Under-23s after being cut out of the Champions League squad.
However, there’s every chance he could change his mind yet again, and Chelsea will now be waiting to see whether or not he does return to Cobham before the end of the month.
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