Chelsea outcast Diego Costa is set to receive a hefty fine for failing to turn up to training with the club last month.

Seemingly unwanted by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, Costa has been enjoying an extended holiday this summer, even posting an Instagram live video in an Atlético Madrid shirt on his social media account.

The club has received a fair amount of backlash for their treatment of Costa in recent weeks, with disappointing pre-season performances from new man Álvaro Morata leaving Blues fans missing their 28-year-old striker. As a result, Chelsea are believed to have fined Costa £300,000 (two weeks wages) for failing to turn up to training last month.

Costa has been involved in a long-term disagreement with manager Conte, with the Italian even texting his star striker to tell him that he wasn’t needed back at Chelsea this season. Having seemingly taken his managers advice, Costa has been staying well clear of west London this summer.

Costa was desperate to return to Atlético Madrid during this transfer window, with a move to big spending AC Milan also not being ruled out. However, due to Atlético’s transfer ban, they have been unable to make a move for their former star and must wait until January before they can make any new signings.


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