Atletico Madrid have confirmed interest in belligerent Chelsea striker Diego Costa going by latest comments made by club president Enrique Cerezo.

Cerezo told Spanish radio COPE on Thursday that the Spanish capital club Will do ‘everything possible’ to bring Costa back to Vicente Calderon.

“We have a magnificent relationship with the players who leave this club,” he said.

“He (Costa) is a magnificent player but he is a Chelsea player. We will do everything possible and let’s see what Chelsea say because it does not depend on us.

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

Costa himself recently declared publicly that he could one day return to Atletico and that he remains an Atleti fan despite being paid weekly by the Blues who are up against fight relegation fight this season.

Costa was asked by Spanish radio Onda Cero in December: “Atletico Madrid supporters think you are going to come back”

The Brazil-born Spain striker replied: “You never know. Life has many turns. Look where Filipe Luis is now. I always support them.”

Costa, who scored 64 goals in 135 matches for Atletico before sealing a £32m move to Stamford Bridge last in summer of 2014, has never properly settled in London and has remained in contact with various former team-mates telling several that he would like to return.

The 27-year-old even had a meeting with Atletico’s chief executive Miguel Angel Gil in Ibiza in the summer.

Despite on and off pitch quagmire, Costa has managed to score 10 goals in 32 appearances for Spain and Chelsea this season.


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