Diego Costa RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chelsea rule out Diego Costa transfer — and buying back Romelu Lukaku from Everton is now unlikely

    Daily Mirror "Antonio Conte has been reassured that Chelsea will refuse to sell Diego Costa this summer. There is interest in striker Costa from his old club Atletico Madrid and the Chinese Super League. But the Blues are adamant that the 27-year-old Spain international does not want to leave and they..." April 09

  • Chelsea striker Diego Costa faces additional one-match ban after Everton red card

    Daily Mail "Diego Costa has been handed an extra one-match suspension and fined £20,000 for his furious reaction to being sent off against Everton. The striker angrily protested in Michael Oliver’s face and delayed leaving the pitch after the referee handed him the first red card of his Chelsea..." April 02

  • Diego Costa escapes FA bite charge after Gareth Barry statement - but he could still face extended ban

    Daily Mirror "Diego Costa will escape an FA biting charge after his ‘victim’ stood up for him. But the Chelsea striker still faces an extra-game ban because he refused to leave the pitch when red-carded and is also being investigated over gestures made to fans. The FA confirmed last night they will take..." March 14

  • Diego Costa to play in mask after breaking nose in Chelsea training

    ESPN FC "Diego Costa is available to face Newcastle despite breaking his nose in training, but Alexandre Pato is not yet fit to feature for Chelsea as he works through his "second week of his preseason," interim manager Guus Hiddink revealed. Costa, who is Chelsea's only fully fit senior striker as Loic..." February 12

  • Diego Costa at the centre of more controversy after clash with Juan Carlos Paredes

    The Telegraph "Diego Costa was the centre of attention once again as Guus Hiddink accused Watford defender Juan Carlos Paredes of punching the Chelsea striker and Troy Deeney admitted he will have words with his team-mate for play-acting after the clash with the Spain international. But, despite receiving the..." February 04

  • Atletico Madrid president confirms they want Diego Costa transfer from Chelsea

    Metro "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..." February 04

  • Atletico Madrid offer Blues Jackson Martinez in desperate attempt to land Diego Costa

    The Sun "ATLETICO MADRID are offering hitman Jackson Martinez to Chelsea in a desperate bid to land Diego Costa before Monday’s transfer deadline. Sunsport understands Atletico boss Diego Simeone is keen to bring back unsettled Costa who’s found form again since Guus Hiddink replaced Jose..." January 30

  • Chelsea fear losing Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Diego Costa and Oscar in summer exodus

    The Sun "The Blues are scared poor results, a fractured dressing room and no Champions League football next term will cost them this summer. There is also the uncertainty over who will eventually succeed interim boss Guus Hiddink in the dugout. It leaves Chelsea expecting a fight to keep striker..." January 20

  • David Luiz urges Diego Costa to leave Chelsea for PSG

    The Score "Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz is eager to see Diego Costa follow in his footsteps. Just more than two years removed from his exit from Stamford Bridge, the Brazilian international offered Costa an escape from Chelsea and says the forward would be more than welcome at the Parc des..." January 19

  • Diego Costa drops huge hint that he is ready to quit Chelsea and re-join Atletico Madrid

    The Express "The Spain striker has had a torrid season as Chelsea have struggled this year, but last night he said he was sorry that he threw a bib at manager Jose Mourinho in a fit of pique and insisted he has an excellent relationship with his manager. Costa was restored to the first team by Mourinho..." December 11

  • Chelsea striker Diego Costa admits he made a mistake throwing a bib at Jose Mourinho

    Daily Mirror "Diego Costa has admitted throwing his bib at Jose Mourinho during Chelsea's recent draw at Tottenham was an impulsive mistake. The striker flung his training bib behind his head when he failed to make it off the substitutes' bench at White Hart Lane. The bib hit Mourinho and Costa has now..." December 10

  • Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists Diego Costa has shown positive reaction to Tottenham axe

    Daily Mirror "Jose Mourinho insists Diego Costa has reacted well to being dropped at Tottenham last week. Striker Costa appeared to be in a strop after being left out of the goalless draw at White Hart Lane. He didn't warm up before the game, threw his substitutes bib in Mourinho's direction when he..." December 04

  • Is this the big clue Diego Costa could leave the Blues in January?

    The Express "Costa has suffered a dip in form this season, scoring just three Premier League goals in his second campaign with Chelsea. Last week he was dropped to the bench for the 1-1 draw with Tottenham at White Hart Lane. And after Jose Mourinho made his final substitution Costa threw his bib in the..." December 03

  • Diego Costa's Chelsea future under threat after another bust-up with Jose Mourinho

    The Express "As Chelsea produced what their manager called "their best performance of the season" in gaining a valuable point, the focus was still on Costa, who did not warm up with the rest of the Chelsea substitutes before kick-off and did not warm down afterwards either. Instead, the striker was first..." November 30

  • Concerns over Diego Costa force Chelsea to consider striker search

    The Guardian "Chelsea will spend the next few weeks considering their options in the winter transfer window before determining whether to target a striker amid growing concerns over Diego Costa. Costa, such an integral figure in the team who won Chelsea’s first Premier League title for five years in May, has..." November 26

  • Jose Mourinho insists he has kissed and made up with Diego Costa after Champions League bust-up

    The Telegraph "Jose Mourinho insisted he had kissed and made up with Diego Costa after a bust-up between the pair during Chelsea’s Champions League victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv. But the Chelsea manager labelled the Sammy Ofer Stadium pitch in Haifa “dangerous” after captain John Terry and midfielder Ramires..." November 25

  • Jose Mourinho ready to agree stunning swap deal for Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa

    The Express "Mourinho has grown frustrated with Costa, whose antics have taken his eye off the ball. Costa has scored just two Premier League goals in 10 games so far this season, and once in the Champions League. He scored nine goals in his first seven Premier League games after signing from Atletico..." November 17

  • Diego Costa abuse gets Ryan Shawcross a year's supply of free deodorant

    Daily Mirror "Remember Diego Costa's latest attempt to wind-up an opponent? The 6,723rd example of the Spanish striker trying to provoke an opponent with a bit of abuse usually reserved for school playgrounds? Of course you do . During Chelsea's 1-0 defeat at Stoke , Costa thought sniffing his armpit,..." November 12

  • Costa won’t be banned for clash with Skrtel

    Pro Soccer Talk "It is believed Chelsea forward Diego Costa will not be facing a retrospective ban after appearing to kick out at Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel during the Reds’ 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Costa, 27, has previously been handed retrospective bans on two occasions in 2015 after video..." November 02

  • Diego Costa ready to play through the pain barrier for Jose Mourinho against Liverpool

    The Express "The Spain striker is having round-the-clock treatment after he was injured in Tuesday night's Capital One Cup penalty shoot-out defeat by Stoke, and is hopeful of playing in the crunch lunchtime game. Defeat against Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool could bring down the curtain on Mourinho's second..." October 29

  • Diego Costa hospitalised by rib injury in Chelsea defeat as Mourinho says: "I think he punched himself"

    Daily Mirror "Diego Costa was sent to hospital for checks on a rib injury, Jose Mourinho has revealed, on a night where Chelsea woes grew taller. The London side were knocked out of the Capital One Cup on penalties to Stoke. And they lost striker Costa after 32 minutes with a blow to the chest - making..." October 28

  • Diego Costa: 'Don't try and put wings on me, as I am no angel'

    The Score "Problematic Chelsea forward Diego Costa has urged football fans not to make him into something he isn't. He is unapologetic for his bellicose style, and with just three goals so far this term, perhaps it's what the weathered wind-up merchant does best. "I've got this far thanks to the way I..." October 23

  • Diego Costa: I wasn't in top shape at start of 2015-16 season

    The Score "Chelsea forward Diego Costa has a confession. He didn't take the best care of himself during the Premier League offseason. "I'm going to be very honest; maybe a few weeks ago, five or six weeks ago, I was not on top of my game, at least physically," Costa admitted to reporters. "We talk..." October 09

  • Kurt Zouma reveals he has apologised to Chelsea striker Diego Costa for calling him a cheat

    Metro "Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has revealed he has apologised to team-mate Diego Costa for calling him a cheat in a television interview after the 2-0 win over Arsenal last weekend. The 20-year-old’s comments in a TV interview with beIN Sports made headline news when he said that Costa, who was..." September 25

  • Diego Costa handed three-match retrospective ban by the FA after clash with Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny

    Daily Mail "Diego Costa has been banned for three games after the FA’s independent regulatory commission found him guilty of violent conduct following his collision with Laurent Koscielny on Saturday. The Chelsea bad-boy will miss Wednesday's Capital One Cup tie against Walsall, followed by Saturday’s..." September 23

  • Diego Costa charged by FA with violent conduct; Chelsea, Arsenal also charged

    ESPN FC "Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after some contentious incidents in last weekend's game against Arsenal. Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista was also charged with improper conduct, and both clubs were charged with failing to control..." September 22

  • Diego Costa MUST be punished by the FA - not doing so would send an appalling message to football

    Daily Mirror "Diego Costa will discover today whether he will face a retrospective ban. It would need for referee Mike Dean to admit he did not see all of his bust-up with Arsenal defenders Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel. Then the Football Association would ask a three man panel - made up of ex-referees -..." September 21

  • Chelsea deny John Terry and Diego Costa were involved in a training ground bust-up

    Daily Mirror "Chelsea have denied claims that captain John Terry was involved in a training ground bust-up with Diego Costa. Jose Mourinho's men have endured a torrid start to the season, which has seen them pick up just four points from five games, leaving them 17th in the table. And there were rumours..." September 15

  • Suspended! Chelsea star Diego Costa baffled after being slapped with one-match ban

    Daily Star "The Spanish ace was booked in last night's laboured 1-0 victory over Macedonia and will now miss next month's clash with Luxembourg. Costa, 26, had previously seen yellow against Slovakia and Luxembourg, but clearly didn't take much notice after revealing his confusion after the game. When..." September 09

  • Jose Mourinho reveals Chelsea striker Diego Costa is an injury "concern" ahead of Premier League opener

    Daily Mirror "Jose Mourinho admits Diego Costa is an injury concern ahead of Chelsea's Premier League opener against Swansea. The Blues kick off their title defence at home to the Swans on Saturday, but the Spanish striker is a big doubt after limping off against Barcelona last week. Costa smashed 20..." August 05

  • Report: “Unhappy” Diego Costa wants to leave Chelsea, return to Atletico Madrid

    Pro Soccer Talk "Despite securing the Premier League title, being named in the PFA Team of the Season and scoring more goals than any other Chelsea player in his debut season in west London, Diego Costa is not a happy man. Costa, 26, is apparently finding it hard to settle in London and a report from Spanish..." June 01

  • Chelsea's Diego Costa out for April, set to return for final four games

    ESPN FC "Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said Diego Costa is unlikely to return before the end of the month. Costa had to be replaced shortly after coming off the bench during last weekend's 2-1 win over Stoke as he suffered a recurrence of his hamstring injury, and now looks set to miss this month's..." April 10

  • Diego Costa desperate to recover in time for title 'decider' against Arsenal

    The Telegraph "Diego Costa is desperate to try to get over his latest hamstring setback in time to face Arsenal in the game Chelsea believe can end the Premier League title race. Costa may not be allowed to rush himself back, however, as Chelsea fear the injury that forced him off in the victory against Stoke..." April 07

  • Diego Costa’s hamstring to keep him out of international duty

    Pro Soccer Talk "Surprise, surprise. A player Jose Mourinho has gone great lengths to keep as fit as possible for his club team has seen the return of his hamstring injury just before he was set to leave for international duty. Chelsea striker Diego Costa will go for further testing on his hamstring after the..." March 23

  • Diego Costa: I take things to limit but I did nothing wrong

    The Telegraph "Diego Costa breaks into a smile, and then a laugh. It is not the first and certainly not the last time he does so during this interview, the first he has conducted since he signed for Chelsea last summer, and which is briefly interrupted by Jose Mourinho after he spots the striker. “This beautiful..." February 01

  • Diego Costa: Chelsea striker gets three-match ban for stamp

    BBC "Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been banned for three matches for stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can. The 26-year-old will miss Saturday's Premier League clash with Manchester City at Stamford Bridge as well as games against Aston Villa and Everton. The Football Association charge, which Costa..." January 30

  • Diego Costa is contesting the FA's violent conduct charge

    Fox Sports "Chelsea striker Diego Costa is contesting the Football Association's charge for violent conduct - a move which has the full support of the club. The Spain international is facing an immediate three-match ban for his apparent stamp on the Liverpool's Emre Can during Tuesday's Capital One Cup..." January 29

  • Costa set to miss City match after FA charge

    The Telegraph "Diego Costa is set to miss Chelsea’s vital Premier League clash with title rivals Manchester City after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association. Striker Costa appeared to stamp on Emre Can in Chelsea’s Capital One Cup semi-final second-leg success over Liverpool and is..." January 28

  • Diego Costa could get retrospective ban, miss Chelsea’s clash vs. Manchester City

    Pro Soccer Talk "After appearing to stomp on two separate Liverpool players during Chelsea’s fiery 1-0 League Cup semifinal win on Tuesday, Diego Costa could be handed a retrospective ban and miss Chelsea’s massive clash against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and..." January 28

  • Diego Costa and Ramires WILL be fit for Chelsea to face QPR in west London

    Daily Mail "Chelsea are set to be given a major boost heading into their Premier League clash with QPR on Saturday, with Diego Costa and Ramires due to return from injury. Costa has been suffering with hamstring problems that have ruled him out of the Blues' last four games but will return for the west..." October 29

  • Diego Costa RELEASED from hospital after illness (but won't return for Man Utd clash)

    The Express "Costa missed Chelsea's wins over Crystal Palace and Maribor after returning from international duty with Spain. The 26-year-old had been admitted to hospital with stomach pains after playing for Spain, but has now been discharged. Costa is also struggling with a groin injury in addition to..." October 23

  • Chelsea have Diego Costa injury concern

    Pro Soccer Talk "He may have scored seven goals in his first four Premier League games, but Chelsea’s star striker Diego Costa cannot play more than one game a week. That’s right. Costa, 25, is still suffering from a reoccurring hamstring issue which hampered his final few months at Atletico Madrid last season..." September 18

  • Chelsea sweating over Diego Costa hamstring injury after striker pulls up in training

    Daily Mirror "Chelsea have been rocked by a training-ground injury to in-form striker Diego Costa. The Brazil-born Spain international has enjoyed the perfect start to his Blues career with two goals in two wins for his new club. But he could now face an extended period on the sidelines after reportedly..." August 28

  • Diego Costa sets sights on silverware after completing £32million move to Chelsea

    Daily Mail "Diego Costa has set his sights on more silverware after completing his move to Chelsea. The Brazil-born striker helped Atletico Madrid clinch the La Liga title last season, while they were also beaten finalists in the Champions League. Jose Mourinho failed to win a trophy in his first season..." July 15

  • Torres has no problem with Diego Costa signing for Chelsea

    Sky Sports "Chelsea striker Fernando Torres insists he would welcome the arrival of Spain team-mate Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge. Costa, 25, is set for a £32m transfer from Atletico Madrid, joining fellow Spaniard Cesc Fabregas in west London following his £30m move from Barcelona last week. The..." June 17

  • Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho expects to sign Diego Costa

    Sky Sports "Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is confident Diego Costa's transfer to Stamford Bridge from Atletico Madrid will be completed soon. The striker has already had a medical with the Premier League side and is expected to join from the Spanish champions for a fee of around £30million. Spain striker..." June 15

  • Mourinho gets his man as Diego Costa passes Chelsea medical

    The Express "The Atletico Madrid striker has agreed personal terms and Chelsea have met the buy-out clause in the striker's contract. The only delay has been because of the hamstring injury suffered by the Spain international at the end of the season. But he is back in training with his country and..." June 05

  • Chelsea's Diego Costa transfer could be confirmed by the end of the week

    Daily Mirror "Diego Costa could be confirmed as a £35million Chelsea signing by the end of this week. Atletico Madrid striker Costa has returned to training with Spain's national team ahead of the World Cup. That will clear the path for the west Londoners to complete a medical which has been held up by..." June 03

  • Diego Costa out for 15 days in danger of missing World Cup

    ESPN FC "Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has indicated that there are major doubts over Diego Costa's participation in the World Cup, but said Fernando Torres was well placed to make the final squad. Brazil-born striker Costa had seemed certain to be named, but his recent hamstring problems continued..." May 26

  • Chelsea agree deal to sign Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa

    Sky Sports "Chelsea have agreed a £32m deal with Atletico Madrid for striker Diego Costa, according to Sky sources. Costa, who has played a starring role in the Spanish club's run towards a possible La Liga/Champions League double, has long been linked with a move to London, with Jose Mourinho desperate to..." May 13

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