Costa open to Atleti loan

Diego Costa says he would accept being loaned out by Atletico Madrid before January after suggesting Chelsea boss Antonio Conte acted wrongly.

Costa scored the opening goal of Spain’s 2-1 win against FYR Macedonia on Sunday, in his first appearance since claiming Conte had informed him he was no longer needed at Chelsea by text message.

“Signing for Atletico doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t be playing. I could be loaned out,” the striker told Cadena SER.

“Chelsea are my owners. If they want to sell me, they’ll have to sell me.

“Conte? There are ways to do and say things… thank God that I’m not without a team.”

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