Diego Costa says there has been no contact with Atletico Madrid

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has rubbished reports linking him with a return to Atletico Madrid. 

The Spain international has been linked with a move back to his former club after reports had suggested he was unhappy with life in London.

However, Costa said there has been no contact with his former employers over a return to the Spanish capital.


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Speaking after Chelsea's 4-0 home win over Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Costa told Spanish radio station Al Primer Toque, via talkSPORT: "How am I going to return to Atletico if no one has made me an offer?

"I scored a good goal [against Maccabi] but we needed to win and that's what matters.

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"We know we can give a little more than we are. Each one of us knows that we can do more. We thought things would be better."


Costa has struggled to recapture his form of the previous season, but his goal last night should give him the confidence to kick on.

Jose Mourinho's team has fallen short of expectations this campaign and sit 11 points behind current leaders Manchester City.

A home fixture against Arsenal on Saturday will provide another stern test for the defending champions, but if they are to stand any chance of regaining their title they must overcome their London rivals.

The 26-year-old was vital in helping the Blues win the league, scoring 20 goals in 26 league appearances, but has only managed one goal in five domestic matches this season.

Having struggled with hamstring problems over the past two years, everyone at Chelsea will be hoping those issues are behind him, and he can help the club claw back the deficit on their title rivals.


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