Eden Hazard: Chelsea want Premier League and Champions League double

Casey Dawson
September 5, 2017

But Costa never moved in the summer transfer window, even though he wants to rejoin Atletico Madrid.

Having threatened legal action against the Premier League champions, Costa has been advised to drop any ideas of going to court and to try to figure a way out of the current situation.

Costa has made it clear he wants to rejoin Atletico after being told he is not in Antonio Conte's Chelsea plans for the season.

Chelsea and Diego Costa could be heading for a multi-million pound battle in court.

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David Luiz and Thibaut Courtois have teased team-mate Diego Costa after the Chelsea striker failed to get his desired move back to Atletico Madrid during the transfer window.

Chelsea reportedly fined Costa two weeks' wages for failing to return to training, and has remained in his native Brazil as the dispute over his future rumbles on. "It's a pleasure to play with him, he's a top player and a top person", Hazard said to Marca.

Costa recently criticised Chelsea and head coach Conte. But the Blues insist it was decided in January, with the striker and his agent, Jorge Mendes, that Costa could leave this summer. Nevertheless, the Belgium worldwide returned to action during the Belgium's 9-0 win over Gibraltar on Thursday (31 August) and hopes to be able to join the Chelsea attack with Morata in the coming games. When asked what he needs to prove his worth, Morata took a veiled dig at former bosses Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho, saying "If I was allowed to play five consecutive matches".

Squad lists had to be completed on Friday, with the Premier League confirming the selections on their official website.

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