Diego Costa's poor form as Chelsea's main striker has deservedly been under much scrutiny from the public and the media, as the Blues' top scorer from last season has managed just 3 goals in 15 matches played so far. Now, the player is apparently looking to move back to his former club Atlético Madrid according to a journalist at Cadena SER. Costa would be willing to go even as far as to reduce his wages just to move back to Atlético.
We have seen this story before over the course of this year, with outlets such as Spanish newspaper Marca saying that Costa was homesick, or simply frustrated by his hamstring injuries as claimed by the Telegraph. But with Costa misfiring in the Premier League and with Chelsea's reported interest on Antoine Griezmann — as well as a possible precedent marked by Filipe Luis' return to Madrid — perhaps these latest rumours aren't so unfunded.
Besides Griezmann, Atlético Madrid's current set of strikers, which also includes former Chelsea player and Champions League winner Fernando Torres, hasn't been on form lately. Diego Simeone has been struggling to find a good partner to complement the French striker in his 4-4-2 scheme, and things could get much worse if Griezmann ends up leaving the club as many expect. But Diego Costa's arrival could offset part of that damage if he manages to reproduce his past La Liga form for Atlético once again.