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Monday July 17 2017
Costa parties in Atletico shirt

Diego Costa has given a clear indication of his willingness to return to Atletico Madrid after attending a street party in Brazil in his old club top.

The Spain international posted live footage on Sunday evening of himself making the most of his extended summer break in South America, after being excused from returning to Chelsea training.

Costa looks set to return to Los Rojiblancos and has looked certain to depart the English champions since revealing Coach Antonio Conte texted him to say he was no longer part of his plans.

The 28-year-old also exchanged messages with Stamford Bridge teammate Cesc Fabregas during the broadcast, where the striker posted "Dale un abrazo a conte" – ‘give Conte a hug’.

It now appears to be a matter of time before a transfer is concluded for the striker, who will not be able to play for Atleti until January 2018.

Costa has scored 60 goals for the London Blues across all competitions since his move to London from Diego Simeone’s side in 2014.

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