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Chelsea striker Diego Costa tempted by Brazil return

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Diego Costa has confirmed he intends to return to his homeland in Brazil to play for one of three professional clubs at some point in his career.

The Chelsea striker is currently one of the deadliest marksmen in the world and would waltz into the vast majority of clubs across the world.

Costa made global headlines and caused uproar in Brazil after choosing to represent Spain at last summer's World Cup, which, ironically, was hosted by his home country.

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But despite gaining Spanish citizenship and playing under Vicente del Bosque, Costa still feels his home is in Sao Paolo, where he learnt his trade as a footballer on the streets as a child.

In an effort to make up for what the Brazilian city has done for him, the 26-year-old has confirmed his intentions to return there before his playing days are up.

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"I have no intention to go back there to retire, I want to play when I am still fit, because I know the fans are very demanding"

'I love my city'

"I am Brazilian, I love my city [Sao Paolo] and I love Brazil," Costa told ESPN Brazil. "I do not rule out returning to Brazil some day, that is something I would like to do, but not necessarily to Palmeiras just because they are my team. I also like the clubs from Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande del Sur."

With four years remaining on his £150,000-a-week deal at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea fans should not worry about an imminent departure from this key player. However, Costa rejected the idea of a ceremonial season and insists he wants to move back there while he still has plenty to offer.

"I have no intention to go back there to retire, I want to play when I am still fit, because I know the fans are very demanding."

The betrayal

How well he will be received in Brazil is open to debate. His decision to play for Spain instead of the Selecao was huge news with coach Phil Scolari openly criticising the decision.

Costa is not worried. He retains that he made the right decision and says his conscience his clear.

"It does not worry me," he said. "Everything can happen in this life. And what happens on the pitch stays on the pitch. I do know it was not my fault. Some things annoyed me because I believe people must be shown respect.

"I achieved my dream of playing for Brazil, and then came the chance to defend the Spain shirt. I lived there for a long time, and thought I could not let the opportunity go."

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