The Spain international has failed to return to west London to link up with Chelsea this season after receiving a text message from Antonio Conte confirming he wasn’t set to be in the first team picture.
Costa has remained in Brazil over the summer and revealed that he is desperate to secure a return to Atletico, having left them for Chelsea in 2014.
It’s understood that Atletico, who are unable to register players until January due to a transfer embargo, have made a number of offers to Chelsea for the striker, however, they have all been rejected.
Reports emerging from Spain now suggest that Chelsea are giving some serious though to a final bid of £54million from Atleti as they look to get the deal over the line.
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Wigan boss Paul Cook is happy to be heading into their FA Cup quarter-final with Southampton on the back of a morale-boosting league win.
Arsene Wenger has called on his Arsenal side to put on the sort of displays that will have stay-away fans returning to the Emirates Stadium.
Michael Jacobs struck in stoppage time as Wigan got their League One promotion bid back on track with a 1-0 win at Bradford.
Lionel Messi punished error-prone Chelsea as Barcelona advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals with a 3-0 win at the Nou Camp.
AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso believes Jack Wilshere would grace any league in world football.