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Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has insisted that Diego Costa will not be leaving the club in the summer transfer window, reports The Express

Costa has been in sensational form for the La Liga outfit this season and has attracted interest from some of the top clubs in world football, with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea reportedly ready to make a move for the forward.

And, recent reports suggested that Chelsea had the upper hand in any deal to bring Costa to England, with the possibility of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois being used as a part exchange

Speaking to reporters, Cerezo said: "I do not think Diego Costa will leave us at the end of the coming year.

"Unquestionably, we do not want to sell him or use him as a bargaining chip for another player.

"We will never sell, but that won't stop teams coming in for our players."

However, it remains to be seen as to whether either of Arsenal or Chelsea will try and make a move for the striker in the next window. 

If reports are to be believed, Costa has a buyout clause of £32 million, which would allow the player to negotiate with any club willing to pay that fee.

For now though, it appears that the Brazilian-born superstar won't be heading to England's elite division. 

Chelsea will currently be preparing for their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 clash with Galatasaray as they take on the Turkish outfit on Wednesday. 

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