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Diego Costa could get dream move to Atletico Madrid by joining Besiktas until January as he plans to leave Chelsea this summer

Spain international has been told he is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge and longs for return to Rojiblancos

Diego Costa could get his wish and join Atletico Madrid this summer, but only via Besiktas first, according to reports in Spain.

The Spain international received a text from Antonio Conte telling him he was not part of his future plans at Chelsea.

Diego Costa could make dream return to Atletico Madrid this summer

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Diego Costa could make dream return to Atletico Madrid this summer

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And, despite incredible amounts of money on offer from Chinese Super League side, Tianjin Quanjian, the 28-year-old has his heart set on a return to Atletico.

But the La Liga side are unable to register new players until January after Fifa upheld a transfer ban for the illegal signing of minors.

However, AS report a solution could be found with the striker moving to Besiktas until the start of 2018.


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Costa would then return to Atletico, having played competitive football throughout the season immediately preceding the World Cup.

A recent Instagram post by the Chelsea ace was inundated with messages from fans of the Turkish club, writing: “Come to Besiktas.”

Costa is a hero among Atletico fans, having helped the club win the title in 2014 and reach the Champions League final, before joining Chelsea.

Diego Costa wants competitive football ahead of World Cup next summer

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Diego Costa wants competitive football ahead of World Cup next summer

Diego Costa's dream of returning to Atletico looked shattered by Fifa ban

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Diego Costa’s dream of returning to Atletico looked shattered by Fifa ban

Atletico Madrid are keen to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea this summer

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Atletico Madrid are keen to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea this summer

In England, he was been a Premier League champion in two of his three seasons and he scored 20 goals in both of the title-winning campaigns.

However, Costa fell out with Conte after flirting with the prospect of a move to the Far East in January.