Costa, 27, has been largely successful since swapping the Vicente Calderon for Stamford Bridge in 2014, having scored 30 goals in little over a season and a half at Chelsea.

It’s claimed that the striker hasn’t settled in London, though, and is believed to be open to a return to Spain, having reportedly told a number of his former Atletico team-mates that he wants to rejoin them.

Atletico have long been keen to reunite with the Brazilian born Spaniard, and Cerezo has confirmed they will be pursuing Costa after selling Jackson Martinez to Guangzhou Evergrande for £31million.