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Atletico Madrid president confirms Chelsea striker Diego Costa IS a summer transfer target

Atletico Madrid have confirmed that they want to bring striker Diego Costa back to the club from Chelsea this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Spanish international joined the Blues back in the summer of 2014 for a £32million, but is now also thought to be keen on making the move back to the Vicente Calderon.

Atletico tried to facilitate a swap deal with Costa and Jackson Martinez plus cash, but the move never got off the ground, and the Colombian eventually headed for China in a stunning €45million move, which is now thought to be marked to bring the 27-year-old back to his former club.

And furthermore, Atleti president Enrique Cerezo has confirmed that he will make a return for Costa at the first opportunity in the summer.

“We have a magnificent relationship with the players who leave this club. He (Costa) is a magnificent player but he is a Chelsea player,” he said.

“We will do everything possible and let’s see what Chelsea say, because it does not depend on us.

“We always try to bring in the best players and Diego is one of those.”

Costa bagged an impressive 64 goals in 135 games for Atleti, so it’s no wonder that they want to bring him back on board.

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