Costa ‘ends’ his Chelsea career in a controversial post

Diego Costa appeared to have burned all remaining bridges he had with both club and manager Antonio Conte after his antics on social media on Sunday night.

The Spain international who was told earlier this summer that he was not a part of Conte's plans for the new season (via text message) - has now appeared to mock the Italian in a comment made to Cesc Fabregas, as he also engaged in Costa's latest Instagram story. However, that's not even the full extent of it.

The 28-year-old striker filmed himself partying at home in Brazil, while dressed in an Atletico Madrid jersey.

Usually wearing the shirt of a club not considered a direct rival wouldn't be too big of an issue, but given Costa is actively pushing for a move back to Atleti after being binned by the Blues, the post on Instagram seems to show exactly where his thoughts lie.

Costa even utters 'Aupa Atleti' in the video, and it appears Costa has made his mind up that Madrid is the only place he wants to go to as a result.

Teammate Cesc Fabregas later got involved in the video with a 'Hahaha' comment, to which Costa replied: ‘Give a hug to Conte’ - in a sarcastic comment aimed towards the man who will now surely become his former manager.

The transfer is proving difficult at the moment, as even while he has been cast aside by Chelsea, Atletico are unable to register him until January because of the current transfer ban they're under.

Costa is free to move back to Spain if Atletico can strike a deal with Chelsea, but unless he goes out on loan he will not play professionally until the new year.