Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo claims Chelsea striker Diego Costa wants to return to the Spanish capital.
Costa, who was omitted from Spain's Euro 2016 squad after a disappointing second campaign at Stamford Bridge, has been consistently linked with a move back to Atletico amid rumours that he is unsettled in London.
According to a report in Metro, Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo said: "We are there, he wants to come. But that is already complicated."
Cerezo's comments appear to directly contradict what he said in March, when he claimed that re-signing Costa was an 'impossible' task.
"He has a contract with Chelsea," Cerezo told Al Primer Toque Onda Cero at the time.
"'There are many times when, as much as a I want a player, there is a contract."
In addition, reports of positive talks between Costa and incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte appeared to cool rumours of a possible Atletico return for the striker. During those talks, Costa was believed to have made his disillusionment clear with life in England, owing to intense media scrutiny on his behaviour on the pitch.
However, Conte assured the striker that he has major plans for Costa in his first-team and the Chelsea hierarchy are determined to deflect any interest from Atletico or elsewhere.