So, Atletico Madrid is the frontrunner to re-sign Costa after he left them for Chelsea in 2014, and the Spanish global doesn't seem too anxious about Atleti's transfer ban which means he would not be able to play for them until January if he signed this summer.
Costa's career at Chelsea is all but over after the Spain worldwide recently revealed that Antonio Conte told him he was surplus to requirements via text. "If I sign for Atlético it doesn't mean that I won't be able to play, I can still be loaned to another team weather it is Spain, Italy, Brazil or wherever it may be", he told Onda Cero.
On the recent rumours linking Costa with a move to China, his brother Jair Costa told Yahoo Esportes: 'I think it's very unlikely, because there is the World Cup next year and Diego Costa wants to be there.
"I have two years left on my contract with Chelsea, they have to realise what they want to do with me".
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Tianjin's interest in a potential £76 million move has receded in recent weeks, but Chelsea are keen to get the maximum return from any sale as they prepare to finance a move for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, who is valued at £100m.
This stat does, however, show us that Costa is the Premier League's go-to man to win you a football match, with his points per goal ratio surpassing even that of 29-goal Kane.
The rumour that Costa replied in a "jokey" and perhaps unprofessional manner to a text from Conte about pre-season seems to have been the last straw for the Italian.
There were speculations Costa could move to the lucrative Chinese Super League in January, only to commit to Chelsea for the remainder of the campaign.
"I don't know about my future. That's it. He informed me that he won't be needed me in the team next season". PSG could likely still afford a bid for Costa, but how necessary would that be when they're adding Aubameyang to an attack that includes last season's Ligue 1 top scorer Edinson Cavani? You have to ask him, not me. If I fight and I do things well I'll have every chance of going to the World Cup.