Chelsea's exiled striker Diego Costa has urged the Premier League champions not to inflate his price in order to gain profit from his sale to Atletico Madrid.
The Spanish striker is currently in Brazil and has blatantly refused to come back to London and join his team for the new season as Chelsea claim they want the striker to stay and fight for his spot in Antonio Conte's team.
The Spaniard is of the opinion that Chelsea are stopping him from making his own decisions just because they want to earn more money from his sale but Costa also opines that he will not let Chelsea have it all their own way.
Diego Costa says Chelsea want more than the £32m they paid for him in 2014—and that Atletico won’t pay it 😳 pic.twitter.com/PRusjC3uHn— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 18, 2017
Speaking to ESPN Brazil, Costa told, "Chelsea have offered me to several clubs, but I was very clear with them. I said that if I'm not part of the manager's plans, I would like to choose my destination. I'm not going to let them decide just to get more money."
The 28-year-old striker continued by saying that the London club should not consider profit as their main priority for releasing him as he claimed, "When I came to Chelsea they paid a lot less compared to what's being offered to them. I think they should take into account everything that I've done. It's not my fault that I'm not at the club. If it was down to me I'd be playing. It's already been one month."
Although Costa is of the opinion that Chelsea should benefit from selling him by stating, "Of course they need to get something back [in a sporting sense], like I gave them on the pitch, but financial as well. After three years they will receive a fee higher than what they paid."
The Spaniard is looking to resurrect his career by moving back to his former club Atletico Madrid and is ready to wait out till the time Atletico's transfer ban is lifted in January.