Diego Costa to Hand in Formal Transfer Request from Chelsea – Details
Diego Costa will ask Chelsea for transfer request, confirms lawyer. Chelsea striker Diego Costa will put in a formal transfer request in an effort to force a summer move, according to his lawyer.
The Spain international, 28, has been looking for a way out of Stamford Bridge since the end of last season after Antonio Conte sent him a text telling him he is no longer wanted, despite his 20 goals in 35 Premier League games.
Atletico Madrid are the favourites to sign Costa, but their transfer ban means he will be unable to feature until January 2018, while Chelsea have already signed his replacement in Alvaro Morata.
His lawyer, Ricardo Cardoso, is outraged by the way Conte and the club have treated the ex-Atletico star and wants his future settled.
“We are going to use all possible legal mechanisms to hold Chelsea responsible for their behaviour, making possible the departure of Diego Costa,” Ricardo Cardoso, Costa’s lawyer, told EFE.
“He will formally request the transfer.”