Outcast will stay in his native Brazil until he gets his dream move to Atletico Madrid following extraordinary summer
Costa is currently in his native country at his family home after being told by Antonio Conte that he doesn’t want him anywhere near the first team.
Diego Costa is willing to spend the rest of his Chelsea contract unpaid
Diego Costa said Chelsea boss Antonio Conte lacks ‘charisma’ and is ‘very distant’ with his players
The 28-year-old was sharing his side to the story to the Daily Mail over his summer of controversy.
Costa said his club had been treating him like a ‘criminal’ and would be willing to spend a year in Brazil to avoid going back to Stamford Bridge.
He is also racking up weekly fines but is not worried about the money.
He said: “They gave me a week extra off but since then it’s fines all the way. They want me training with the reserves. I am not going to do that. I am not a criminal and I am not in the wrong here. So, if they need to fine me, let them fine me.
“I take the hit every week but I’m not driven by money. The important thing is to be happy with how I live. I’m here with my parents and people who respect me.
“I am open to being a year in Brazil without playing, even if Chelsea fine me for a year and don’t pay me. I’ll come back stronger. If I was in the wrong, I’d go back now and do as they say.”
Diego Costa spoke very highly of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho
Diego Costa is craving for his dream move back to Atletico Madrid
Chelsea outcast Diego Costa plays foot volley ball on a beach in Brazil with pals
Diego Costa dons a wig as he entertains kids in his hometown
Costa’s relationship with Conte rapidly deteriorated last season and claims the Italian is “very distant” and “doesn’t possess charisma”.
But his thoughts towards former gaffer Jose Mourinho couldn’t be anymore different as Costa reveals he keeps in touch with the Manchester United manager.
He added: “I respect him (Antonio Conte) as a great coach. He has done a good job and I can see that, but as a person, no. He is not a coach who is very close with his players. He is very distant. He doesn’t possess charisma.
“Jose has called me, direct to my phone, just to check I am OK and to see how I am.
“He wished me good luck. I never had any problems with Jose, we have a strong relationship. Everyone was very sad when things didn’t work out in the end for him at Chelsea.”