Chelsea striker Diego Costa has reportedly moved his family back to Madrid as he continues to push for a return to his former club Atletico.
The Spanish international has yet to return to duty at Stamford Bridge since last season, as after his relationship with Antonio Conte soured, he has been searching for an exit from the Premier League champions since.
According to The Sun, the 28-year-old has moved his family from Surrey back to the Spanish capital as he continues to rack up fines for not reporting to training and has no intention of ending his hiatus any time soon.
Chelsea seem to be getting on fine without him as they’ve bounced back from their opening day loss to Burnley in style, and ultimately it looks as though Conte won’t be able to call upon Costa again as both parties seek a solution.
An exit in the summer transfer window failed to materialise with Atleti banned from signing players until January, and so another strategy was proposed whereby Costa would go out on loan for six months before then moving back to Madrid.
That didn’t happen, even with late interest from Fenerbahce with the Turkish transfer window open for a week longer, as reported by The Sun, and so Costa can move his family and set his heart on a return to Atletico, but ultimately nothing seemingly can happen until the turn of the year.