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COSTA: I WANTED TO LEAVE LAST SEASON

Chelsea forward, Diego Costa has admitted he wanted to leave his present employers last season.

Diego Costa joined Chelsea in 2014 guiding them to the Premier League title with 20 league goals and has been a key figure at Chelsea since that time.

The Chelsea forward has two more years to run on his current contract but admitted that he wanted to leave the club last season but ended up going to Antonio Conte with his tail between his legs.

He toldEl Larguero:

“Atletico knows I have a special feeling for the team, I lived the best moment of my career there. El Cholo [Diego Simeone] knows it wasn’t impossible for me to come back to Atletico.

“The relationship with Conte didn’t start well because when he arrived I told him I wanted to go to Atletico. Chelsea’s fans love me a lot, even more than in Atletico, figure that!

“When Atletico had to wait for me they didn’t, there was still a month to go in the transfer market.

“I’ve done everything to come back to Atletico Madrid but I wouldn’t fight the same to return. When Atletico didn’t wait for me, I had to go to Conte with the tail between my legs.”

A bust up in January between Costa and manager, Conte in the wake of a £30m-a-year offer from Chinese clubs for the Spanish, who were also willing to pay Chelsea up to £80m to sign the striker saw Costa ready to move to China but less than three months after, the Spaniard is still unclear of his future. He noted;

“In life, anything can happen and I do not close the door to anything. In football you are worth what you are worth when you are good. And why not? But right now I am good at Chelsea…I have two years left on my contract and I intend to fulfil them.

“But you never know. It’s not impossible to reject it because there are things to assess. You have to think about it all. I do not rule out anything. If they come with something for Chelsea and the club tell me to go…I can go to China or elsewhere.”

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