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Chelsea star backed by manager to stay at club despite La Liga interest

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that star striker Diego Costa will not be leaving the club for a return to Atletico Madrid, according to reports from the Mirror.

Costa has been heavily linked with a move to former club Atletico after a troubling campaign, in which the Spain international has struggled for form and has been involved in a couple of bust-ups with his manager.

And only recently, the 27-year-old did not deny the possibility of returning to La Liga, claiming that “life is full of surprises” and he could consider a switch.

The speculation came right after Costa was left out of the starting lineup against Tottenham Hotspur two weeks ago, but Mourinho has now stated that he thinks the Brazilian-born ace will not leave Stamford Bridge anytime soon.

He said: “Atletico is a great club, La Liga is a great league, so why should a 28-year-old player not think it is possible to go back?”

“I don’t see a problem. He is happy here. He has, I think, three more years under contract.

“I see him staying at Chelsea for three more years, no problem.”

Costa was brought back into Mourinho’s first eleven in their 2-0 Champions League win against FC Porto last week, and is expected to lead the line against in-form Leicester City at the KingPower Stadium on Monday.

Article title: Chelsea star backed by manager to stay at club despite La Liga interest

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