DIEGO COSTA has been frozen out at Chelsea… but he still has a man’s best friend to keep him busy.
Whilst his team-mates endure the sweltering heat in Asia on their pre-season tour, the wantaway striker is jet-skiing in Brazil with his pet dog, Bella.
The Spaniard was told that he would not be in Antonio Conte’s plans by text message at the end of last season.
And whilst he waits for Atletico Madrid to make their move, Costa is living the high life as he returns to his native country.
The 28-year-old took to Instagram to post a video of himself flying through the waters on his jet-ski whilst his dog endures a face full of wind at the front.
Costa has a reputation for being a menace on the football pitch but often posts pictures cuddling his pet pooch.
When his biography came out in 2015, it was revealed that Costa was left ‘totally depressed for a month’ when he reversed over and killed his Yorkshire Terrier by accident.
It hasn’t all been fun and games for the maverick striker who did step up his training regime on the beach on Wednesday.
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He uploaded a clip to his Instagram story, where he was shown being on the end of a rope performing some ball skills.
Costa has already been replaced in the Chelsea squad by Alvaro Morata, who joined in a club-record £65million deal.
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And Costa incredibly trolled Chelsea as he ‘liked’ the club’s official Instagram picture of Alvaro Morata’s signing being announced.
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