Atleti ‘always optimistic’ on Costa

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo admits he is ‘optimistic’ on securing a deal for Chelsea striker Diego Costa this week.

Los Rojiblancos have been working on a move for the 28-year-old all summer but so far the English champions have refused to sell despite telling the Spain international to find a new club.

“He has a contract with another club so it's naturally a complicated issue,” Cerezo told El Larguero radio show.

“We're moving forward with confidence but until Chelsea agree to his transfer, then Costa will be a Chelsea player.

“On holiday it is normal to get a little fat but we must understand that Costa is a professional and he knows what shape he should be in.

“Am I optimistic on his arrival? I’m always optimistic.”

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