# Diego Costa

Last year
# Comeback
5 years on from last appearance, Diego Costa set for Premier League return
The striker could make his debut when Wolves take on West Ham this weekend.
# free transfer
Diego Costa completes Premier League return to ease Wolves’ striker crisis
Bruno Lage’s side lost new signing Sasa Kalajdzic to a serious knee injury on his debut.
# Waiting Game
Wolves appeal Diego Costa's work permit rejection
The club turned to the 33-year-old after new £15million striker Sasa Kalajdzic suffered a serious knee injury on his debut.
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# Back In The Game
Brazilian league leaders announce signing of Diego Costa
The 32-year-old former Chelsea striker has joined Atletico Mineiro as a free agent.
# Adios
Diego Costa's contract at Atletico Madrid terminated for personal reasons
The 32-year-old striker’s deal with the Spanish club was due to run until the end of June.
# asymptomatic
Diego Costa tests positive for Covid-19 during summer holidays
The Atletico Madrid striker and team-mate Santiago Arias are now self-isolating.
# Mixed Fortunes
Diego Costa pays touching tribute to female star as Atletico held
The former Chelsea striker celebrated by holding up the shirt of Virgina Torrecilla.
# A heavy Costa
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa lands €543,000 fine after admitting tax fraud
Costa was accused of failing to declare payments totalling over €5.15m from his move to Chelsea in 2014.
Neck injury rules Costa out for three months
Blow for Atletico’s La Liga hopes as striker set to miss crucial Barcelona clash.
# Joke
Trippier: Diego Costa calls me 'Rooney' 10 times a day
The England international has opened up on his summer move to Atletico and how he has adapted to life in the Spanish capital.
# the next generation
€126m teenager Felix shines as Atleti see off Rooney, Ibrahimovic and Co
Diego Simeone’s side faced the MLS All-Stars in Orlando in the early hours of this morning.
# El Derbi Madrileño
Four goals and a red card for Diego Costa in Atletico's rout of Real Madrid
Atletico showed no mercy in New Jersey, where Diego Simeone’s men crushed their Madrid rivals.
# Seeing Red
Diego Costa handed eight-match ban and will miss rest of the season
Costa was sent-off in the first half of Atletico’s 2-0 defeat to Barcelona on Saturday.
# mes que une club
Messi and Suarez deliver late hammer blows to see off 10-man Atletico Madrid
Diego Costa was sent off after half an hour at Camp Nou as Atletico suffered a 2-0 defeat.
# Dismissed
Diego Costa sent off after half an hour against Barcelona following furious referee rant
The striker is not adversed to arguing with officials, but this time he has been given his marching orders early.
# Top of the table clash
Barca stay top as Dembele's late strike denies Atletico Madrid
Diego Costa’s header looked to have earned the hosts a priceless win.
# Winning Start
Atletico put four past Lopetegui's Real Madrid to lift Super Cup after extra-time
Goals from Diego Costa (2), Saul Niguez and Koke helped Diego Simeone’s side to victory.
# El Diego
Iniesta plays like he is wearing a suit - Maradona
Andres Iniesta’s performances at the World Cup have caught the eye of Diego Maradona, who also says Sergio Ramos is “not a star player.”
# Lucky Bounce
Diego Costa shins Spain to nervy win - but dogged Iran are not out of Group B yet
Spain join Portugal in pole position to progress from Group B.
# danger man
Diego Costa deemed fit to terrorise Arsenal once again
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has confirmed the Spain international is available for Thursday’s Europa League semi-final.
# Last Four
Simeone defends wasteful Griezmann as Atleti sneak through to another European semi
The striker wasn’t at his best last night.
# main man
'The Argentines criticise Messi a lot... You should thank God that he’s there'
Diego Costa believes Tuesday’s international shows the Barcelona ace deserves to be cut more slack by critics back home.
# Messi-less
Isco nets hat-trick as Spain hit woeful Argentina for six
Without star man Lionel Messi due to injury, Argentina slipped to a 6-1 thrashing against Spain at the Wanda Metropolitano.
# Class
This bullet from Saul Niguez helped Atletico Madrid earn a comfortable win in the Europa League tonight
The La Liga outfit looked far too good for Lokomotiv Moscow.
# Unloved
'The officials hate me and there’s nothing I can do to change that'
The Atletico Madrid star was booked again in his latest outing, but claims to have done nothing wrong as he continues to be singled out by officials.
# Never a dull moment
Diego Costa sent off for Atlético seconds after scoring on La Liga return
The 29-year-old received just the second red card of his league career barely an hour into his return to the Spanish capital.
# second debut
Diego Costa feels 'like a footballer again' after waking from Chelsea nightmare at Atletico
The Spain international made a scoring return in his first match since the FA Cup Final.
# Perfect start
Costa marks Atletico return with debut goal four months after joining from Chelsea
The striker only became eligible to play after the club’s transfer ban was lifted on Monday.
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# Done Deal
Coming home: Diego Costa completes £58 million transfer from Chelsea to Atletico
The Spain striker has officially finalised his move but can’t play for Atleti until January because of their transfer ban.
# no hard feelings
'He gave everything for our club' - Terry pays tribute to 'born winner' Diego Costa
Former Blues skipper John Terry is disappointed to see the Spain international force through a return to Atletico Madrid.
# top notch
'One of the three best strikers in the world': Atletico player hails Diego Costa's return
Felipe Luis also returned to Atletico after a spell with Chelsea.
# Comeback
Diego Costa to re-join Atletico Madrid from Chelsea for reported €60 million fee
The Spain international has been fronzen out by the London club’s manager Antonio Conte.
# Going nowhere
Diego Costa to stay at Chelsea as Fenerbahce loan move fails
The Spain international remains a long way from playing football as his standing continues to fall in west London.
# Omitted
More Diego Costa confusion as he's left out of Chelsea's Champions League squad
The striker had previously been named in the club’s Premier League squad.
# Olive Branch
Could a dramatic U-turn be on the cards? Diego Costa named in Chelsea's Premier League squad
Antonio Conte previously dismissed the want-away striker’s chances of playing for him again.
# Transfer News
Coutinho to Barcelona and 4 other potential Deadline Day transfers
With less than 24 hours before the window closes, here are some of the big moves that could happen.
# Talking Points
Gareth Bale's return to Spurs, Diego Costa and other tasty Champions League subplots
The Welshman goes ‘home’ while the want-away Chelsea striker’s situation is a little more complicated.
Antonio Conte was quizzed about Diego Costa and his response was pretty unexpected
The striker remains in self-imposed isolation in his native Brazil.
# insistent
'I must return to Atletico Madrid' - AWOL Costa says he's not going back to Chelsea
The striker, who is at home in Brazil, has released a statement reiterating his desire to sign for the La Liga club.