Diego Costa may remain at Chelsea - but so does his baggage

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After months of speculation, Diego Costa will remain a Chelsea player until at least January, despite being omitted from manager Antonio Conte's plans this summer. Costa's registration offers the possibility of a shock lifeline but, more realistically, it is the latest move by Chelsea in a possible legal battle.

Costa fell out with Conte after he got a text from the coach notifying him that he will be surplus to requirement ahead of the new season.

The Spain global made it clear he favoured a return to Atletico Madrid and has been holding out for such a move ever since and according to Goal.com, with no deal coming his way Chelsea have taken the decision to include Costa within their squad.

He revealed his intention to return to Atletico but the move failed to materialise due to Chelsea's £50m demands. And as far as the Premier League's concerned, he's officially part of Chelsea's squad until January. Costa has missed tonight's clash with Italy in Madrid.

Morata said: "Fate has given me a chance".

Image by Callum Rice-Coates
Image by Callum Rice-Coates

The Daily Express claims that Chelsea are weighing up the possibility of suing the Spain worldwide for up to £50million if he continues to refuse to come back to the club.

The former Juventus favourite told El Pais: "They have given me everything".

"You need to fight with the centre-backs and they're much stronger physically than in any other country".

'It's true that they are also tactically less organised and that gives you the opportunity to catch them out but it's another type of football. "Here if you hold the ball you'll already have been given two kicks".

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