Diego Costa Drags Chelsea to Court over Transfer Sabotage

Diego Costa Drags Chelsea to Court over Transfer Sabotage

DIEGO COSTA has opened legal proceedings against Chelsea, according to reports.

The out-of-favour striker is believed to be keen on a move to Atletico Madrid, but has been left angry that Chelsea appear to be blocking any move.

Head coach Antonio Conte on Friday said there was “no news” on Costa and responded “I don’t know” when asked when the striker might return to London.

A Chelsea spokesman intervened, saying: “Nothing to report on that.”

Last week Chelsea dismissed as “nonsense” claims by a lawyer said to be representing Costa that Conte was forcing out last season’s top scorer.

But Press Association Sport understands a legal process is ongoing and there is no appetite to discuss the striker.

Conte has said it was decided in January, with Costa and his agent, Jorge Mendes, that the Brazil-born Spain international signed from Atletico Madrid in July 2014 would leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

The Sun