Diego Costa is absent from Atletico Madrid training as he tries to terminate his contract

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Diego Costa “absent from Atletico Madrid training with the club’s permission” as he tries to terminate his contract and leave as soon as possible

  • Striker Diego Costa will reportedly leave La Liga side Atletico Madrid in January
  • The former Spanish striker was eliminated from the club’s contract at the end of the season
  • He wasn’t in training with Diego Simeone’s side with the rest of the squad on Monday
  • Costa wants to terminate the contract and leave the ship as soon as possible

Diego Costa missed Atletico Madrid’s training session on Monday and wants to accelerate his departure from the LaLiga leaders.

The combative striker was given permission to suspend the session with his teammates as he tries to reach an agreement with the club on his departure.

COPE report that he was allowed to skip the training and that Costa should drop out for personal reasons.

Diego Costa appears safe in Atletico Madrid’s January transfer window from LaLiga

The striker received club permission on Monday to miss Atletico Madrid's training session

The striker received club permission on Monday to miss Atletico Madrid’s training session

The 32-year-old’s contract expires in the summer, but he is aiming for a move beforehand and is pushing for an early escape during the January transfer window.

Luis Suarez and Joao Felix have established themselves as strong attacking duo for Simeone and Costa has only made three substitute missions in more than two months.

He is plagued by injuries and has only scored once since the start of the season.

Costa made 120 appearances for Chelsea in a productive three-year period between 2014 and 2017

Costa made 120 appearances for Chelsea in a productive three-year period between 2014 and 2017

In Spain it was reported that the club is ready to terminate Costa’s contract early and find a solution that works for all parties.

Costa spent eight years at Atletico over three terms and returned in 2018 after winning the Premier League twice with Chelsea between 2014 and 2017.

His departure would put an end to any prospect of meeting the Blues in the Champions League round of 16 against Atletico next year.

Costa scored 59 goals in 82 games during a productive period at Stamford Bridge and reacted excitedly on social media as the Champions League draw was made.

Despite falling out of favor recently, Costa has made a total of 215 appearances for the club, scoring 83 goals and providing 36 assists.

He scored for the first time in the same game as Suarez with a goal against Elche earlier this month but was introduced for just three minutes of the 2-0 Real Sociedad win on Tuesday.

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