CHELSEA outcast Diego Costa has threatened to go on strike if he can’t join Atletico Madrid.
That’s according to European transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, who says AC Milan are in for the hitman too.
Costa is set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after being told by text that he’s not part of Antonio Conte’s plans.
And a return to Atletico, where he made his name, has been widely touted as a possibility despite their ongoing transfer ban.
Reports have suggested the Spanish giants are struggling to agree a fee with Chelsea, who want more than £40m for Costa.
It seems the 28-year-old is prepared to take matters into his own hands to push through a deal though.
Di Marzio claims Costa told Chelsea: “I’m going to Madrid or stop playing”.
He reckons that demand means the Blues would now rather sell Costa to Milan than Atletico.
And contact with Chelsea and agent Jorge Mendes is said to be ongoing.
Atletico are apparently confident that the’ll secure Costa’s services though.
And Milan are leaving their options open with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nikola Kalinic on their radar too.