But a deal could not be struck on transfer deadline day and Costa will now remain at Stamford Bridge until at least January.
Atletico Madrid have advised Diego Costa to return to Chelsea with the Blues threatening to sue the forward for up to £50m. However, the Spaniard does not appear to have any interest in doing so and the Telegraph claim that he will continue his feud with Antonio Conte rather than return to England.
Chelsea are still holding out for £50million, with Atletico willing to offer closer to £40m but they are hoping that price will drop if Costa makes amends with his current club, according to the Daily Mail.
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Costa has already been included in Chelsea's 25-man Premier League squad.
Chelsea will return to Premier League action with a trip to 2016 champions Leicester City on Saturday 9 September.
Costa was left out of Spain's World Cup qualifiers this week and some teammates believe he could have done more to ensure he was sufficiently fit to be there.
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"Chelsea has made a tremendous economic effort to take me away from Real Madrid".
Courtois though, who played with Costa at Atletico as well as The Bridge, had little sympathy for him and imitated Gerard Pique's famous tweet about Neymar. I said, "If the manager doesn't want me, I want to go to Atletico Madrid".
"I have to battle with opposing central defenders, and over here they are far stronger physically than in any other country", he stated.
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'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.
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Amnesty International welcomed the recommendations and insisted they must be enacted immediately to halt further loss of life. The violence has caused a refugee crisis for neighbouring Bangladesh , which lies on the opposite banks of the River Naf.