Atleti chief confirms Costa interest

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo admits that he is keen to see Chelsea striker Diego Costa return to the Vicente Calderon at the end of the season.

The Blues forward is having some second-season struggles in England. He scored 20 goals in 26 Premier League appearances last campaign, but a return of six in 17 so far mirrors the club's own dip in form in 2015/16.

Another player who moved from Atleti to Chelsea in 2014, Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis, has already returned to Los Rojiblancos after one campaign in England, and the Spain international could follow his former teammate out of Stamford Bridge.

"We have a great relationship with our past players," Cerezo told Cope radio. "We always try to bring the best players and Diego is one of them.

"Diego is a great player, but a Chelsea player. We will try to do our best and see what Chelsea say, it does not depend on us."

The 27-year-old will be in action for the Blues in their next match against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

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