As it stands, Diego Costa remains on vacation, given an extended (read: indefinite) break by Chelsea so he can figure out his next move. But since he’s restricted himself to just one club, and that one club don’t seem too willing to jump head over heels after him, the situation’s developed into a bit of a debacle, with Costa’s lawyers recently getting involved as well.
But the fact remains that Costa’s looking no closer to re-joining Atletico than a month ago, and Atletico, at least in public look no closer to make a proper bid.
“I don’t want to comment too much. The fact is [Diego Costa] is still with Chelsea. The most important thing to me is the work of my club in general, not only in training. I have to work with what I have.”
“When I found there was no other possibility to get new players at the club I accepted it. Maybe I could improve the quality, but for the moment with this team I can work very well and I’m satisfied with that.”
-Diego Simeone; Source: London Evening Standard
The reunion between the Spanish-Brazilian striker and Atlético at the club’s new home ground Wanda Metropolitano might eventually happen in the future, especially once Atleti can start registering players again in January. But can Costa really afford to sit six months out — even with Chelsea supposedly helping him, sort of, to stay in shape — with a World Cup coming up next year? Perhaps he will find some extra motivation to engineer a short-term deal to somewhere as the transfer window starts to close.