The striker is set to leave Stamford Bridge, but will not go with the club’s flow over his next destination.
“My desire is to go to Atletico. I’ve spoken to Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia. I said, ‘If the manager doesn’t want me, I want to go to Atletico Madrid’.
“I have rejected other offers. They want to sell me to China or other teams. The language is better for me in Spain. If I’m off, I’m going to the club I want to go to — not the club that’s paying the most,” Costa told Sportmail.
“Diego Simeone wants me. It is very clear. I have always had a bond with him. The fans and people love me there. They respect me.