Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone has confirmed Chelsea's interest in "rebel" striker Diego Costa, and says Fernando Torres "would love" to rejoin the Spanish club.

Chelsea expect to make Spain striker Costa their major signing this summer and Simeone claims he will support Costa if he wants to move to Stamford Bridge.

Torres, who has struggled in London after becoming English football's most expensive player, would relish the chance to rejoin the Madrid club where his career began, Simeone suggests.

The two clubs will face each other in the Champions League semi-final, the first leg of which takes place in Madrid next week, which will see Torres return to the Vicente Calderon for the first time since he left the club to join Liverpool in 2007.

Simeone told Spanish radio station Onda Cero: "Fernando is always with us, obviously I have sent messages to him, he is very happy with everything that is happening to this team, he is always present, wishing us luck. Of course he would love to come back to the club he grew up in and where he was very happy."