The Diego Costa’s saga continues with Chelsea. The Spanish striker was told by coach Antonio Conte via a text message in June that he does not feature in his plans for the new season.
Despite his declaration that he [Costa] wants to return to Athletico Madrid, Chelsea has refused to bow to his wish demanding he return to train with the reserves.
Costa has however described his treatment by Chelsea like that of a “criminal”.
“Why won’t they let me go if they don’t want me?” he told the Daily Mail.
“I have to do what I have to do. I have to think of myself. I’ve been a good boy here and tried to do the right thing. My desire is to go to Atletico.”
“In January, things happened with the coach,” said Costa. “I was on the brink of renewing my contract and they put the brakes on it. I suspect the manager was behind it. He asked for that to happen.
“His ideas are very fixed and clear. I have seen the sort of person he is. He has his own opinion and that will not change.
“I respect him as a great coach. He has done a good job and I can see that, but as a person, no. He is not a coach who is very close with his players. He is very distant. He doesn’t possess charisma.”
Diego Costa is however considering legal action against the Premier League giants in a bid to freed.
“You know that the manager doesn’t want me,” added Costa.
“I am waiting for Chelsea to set me free. I didn’t want to leave. I was happy. When the manager does not want you, you have to go.