Diego Costa says he would only leave Chelsea for Atletico Madrid

Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Middlesb

Diego Costa says the only club he would leave Chelsea for is his old side Atletico Madrid.

However, speaking to South American broadcaster DIRECTVSports after Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley, Costa said he is not planning to depart from Stamford Bridge and is happy in London.

Costa has been linked with a move to China but insists that, if Chelsea wanted to sell him, he would only go back to Atletico and is not interested in any other clubs.

"I will only leave Chelsea for Atletico," Costa said. "If not, I will stay here. I'm not interested in other clubs.

"I have a contract and no intention of leaving, but if there are changes to be made that might reduce my chances, if the coach won't count on me anymore or is to give space for another striker, I know that I'll have to leave.

"Everyone know what my preferred club is, there's nothing to hide."

Chelsea players stand dejected after the final whistle
Image: Chelsea players stand dejected after the final whistle at Wembley on Saturday

The 28-year-old scored the equaliser for Chelsea against Arsenal in the cup final, only for Aaron Ramsey to score moments later and secure a 2-1 win for the Gunners.

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However, the Blues did claim the Premier League title - for the second time in three seasons since signing Costa in the summer of 2014.

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