Athletico give up on Costa chase

Atletico Madrid are reportedly set to give up in their attempts to bring Chelsea striker Diego Costa back to the club this summer.


That’s according to Adrian Kajumba of the Daily Mirror, who has stated Atletico are close to agreeing to a deal for Sevilla’s Kevin Gameiro. It’s
suggested Costa was the top summer target for manager Diego Simeone, although should the France international come in, they’d end their interest for good.

It’s stated in the piece the Blues are not happy with how Atletico have gone about their business in the window.
Gameiro is reportedly poised to join Atletico.
“Chelsea have written to Atletico twice this summer to express their fury at the Spanish club’s conduct in their chase for Costa,” it’s added in the piece. “The Blues were angered by a number of public comments from Atletico officials about Costa.”

For Conte, keeping the striker will be a big boost.

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