Chelsea striker Diego Costa does not have many fans at the moment due to his behaviour this summer.
The Spain international has so far refused to turn up to training, and has spent the past month or so in his homeland of Brazil.
In a recent interview with the Daily Mail the 28-year-old accused Chelsea of treating him like a criminal and hit out at manager Antonio Conte for allegedly telling the forward that he was no longer wanted by the club via text message.
Costa has not stopped there; in a statement released on Thursday, the attacking player refused to return to Chelsea, demanding that he be sold to his former club Atletico Madrid, who cannot register players until January 2018 due to a transfer ban.
According to Sky Sports, Costa has already been fined two weeks’ wages, but the drama looks as though it will drag on as he is still refusing to honour his contract, which has two years left to run.
Football pundit and former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has some stern words for the striker.
He told talkSPORT:
“This guy just totally thinks he can do what he wants and he is going to bulldoze his way through to a move away from Stamford Bridge. Well, hopefully Chelsea will dig their heels in over Diego Costa.
“To say ‘I’m only going to go and play for Atletico Madrid’, that’s fine if his contract is up, but he has two years to run. He has a duty to stay and fight for his place at the football club.
“It’s an embarrassment to footballers. Diego gives food to all those people who criticise footballers. He’s doing everything in his power to embarrass every footballer.”