Chelsea fans have hit out at Diego Costa after he reiterated that he wants to leave the club and rejoin Atletico Madrid.
The Spain international has caused controversy this summer as he is yet to return to Cobham for training having spent the last month or so in his homeland Brazil.
In a recent interview with the Daily Mail, Costa accused Chelsea of treating him like a criminal and alleged that manager Antonio Conte informed him that he was no longer wanted via text message.
According to Sky Sports, the 28-year-old has been fined around £300,000 for failing to turn up for pre-season training.
The conflict looks to rumble on for some time, as Costa has spoken out again, this time releasing a statement after holding a meeting with the Football Association of Sergipe.
“My destination is already made. I must return to Atletico Madrid. It turns out that there is the impasse that Chelsea does not want to release me. But I believe that this situation will be resolved now on my return to Spain.”
Some fans may have wanted the situation to be resolved and for Costa to be reintegrated into the team, but after his latest comments, the supporters have turned against him.
Some supporters learned about Costa’s statement from London Evening Standard journalist Simon Johnson, who tweeted the news.
Diego Costa has released another statement making it clear he has no intention of returning to #cfc..more to come soon
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) August 17, 2017
Club should let him rot for a year, no football no World Cup
— DanDanDanDan (@DanSilvs73) August 17, 2017
Don't know who is advising Costa. He is under a contract and he should respect it. He will not win with this atitutude.
— Kay-Kay (@MisterKay112) August 17, 2017
let him rot then
— – (@DefensiveConte) August 17, 2017
No one is bigger than club..either sell to other club or wait
— Siddanth (@ASiddanth) August 17, 2017
Honestly couldn't care less anymore been bored of it for the last 3 years
— Ollie Glanvill (@OllieGlanvill) August 17, 2017
— SAM (@sammie_cfc) August 17, 2017
Should just terminate his contract. This is getting ridiculous
— MajesticMorata (@_MajesticMorata) August 17, 2017
let him rot and sue him
— ver22 (@ver22LoveDayo) August 17, 2017