The Spanish press are obsessed with the idea of Diego Costa leaving Chelsea and returning to Atletico Madrid. That may well be because Atletico themselves are obsessed with the idea, and keep feeding stories to the Spanish press.
However, Marca have seemingly had enough and after building up the idea, they nonchalantly take a baseball bat to it on Friday. Marca retierate that Costa is the number rojiblanco target, the man the club want to sign above all others.
Diego Simeone won’t stop insisting that the player arrives and it’s not hard to imagine the Atletico boss being quite insistent.
Chelsea are said to have no intention of selling Costa, and have no financial pressure on them to do so. Even more so, Antonio Conte has absolute no plan of letting the Brazilian born striker leave and is insistent in his stance.
Therefore, Marca say the transfer is ‘practically ruled out’. So will the Spanish press stop reporting on it? Never.