Chelsea Star Reveals He Will Only Leave Stamford Bridge For This Club

Per Mertesacker

Per Mertesacker

Diego Costa has insisted that he is happy at Chelsea and that the only club he would consider leaving the Blues for would be his former employers Atletico Madrid.

"Everyone know what my preferred club is, there's nothing to hide. I hope he will have the possibility to sign at Chelsea because Chelsea is a unique club".

However, the Spain global, who has two years left on his contract with Chelsea, said last weekend that he has no plans to leave this summer and would only depart if his destination was former club Atletico.

In three seasons at Chelsea, the 28-year-old has collected two Premier League crowns and a League Cup while netting 58 goals in 119 outings.

Asked if he believed that he and Lukaku could play together for Chelsea next season, Costa said: "I don't know - that's a decision for the club".

"I'm going to choose my future, not them".

Costa was strongly linked with a mega-money move to Chinese football in January, but he was persuaded to stay at Chelsea and went on to help Antonio Conte's side clinch the Premier League title. China? No. People talk too much about that. Fabregas had been introduced in place of Nemanja Matic just after the hour mark, with the Spain global unhappy to have been given a watching brief beforehand.

"If I have to move to another city or another country than Spain, I don't think I'll go, I'd rather stay at Chelsea". I was playing very well and the team was winning, scoring a lot of goals and defending well. It is a bad day and a shame because we wanted to win. "I know that I have a chance to be called if I'm playing well and at a high level, that's something I want".

Chelsea are expected to sign at least one new striker this summer transfer window, and with the rumours of Alvaro Morata fading away recently, re-signing Romelu Lukaku would make a lot of sense.

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