Wednesday April 17 2019
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa charged for tax fraud

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is the latest footballer to be charged with tax fraud in the Hacienda legal operation in Spain.

El Mundo report that the Spain international has been charged with tax fraud of a reported €1.1m relating to 2014 – the year when he joined Chelsea.

The charges have been scaled back against the Brazil-born player – they had initially been reported at €2.3m which included allegations relating to 2013.

The report claims that the allegations relate to a failure to declare income from Adidas, while there are also suggestions that these charges will persuade Costa to leave the club this summer.

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