Diego Costa was told by the club yesterday that he will likely face internal action over his red card against Barcelona, for which he was banned for eight games.
The striker was at the club’s training ground anyways, notwithstanding Los Rojiblancos confirms that he wasn’t having any sort of injury problem, however, he refuses to train with his teammates as Diego Simeone’s men drill through their paces.
The 30-year-old was dismissed for shouting “Me cago en tu puta madre” (“I shit on your bitch mother”) at Gil Manzano in Atlético’s 2-0 league defeat to Barça a fortnight ago – a result that all but ended the side’s hopes of winning the Spanish title.
The Spanish striker has flopped since returning to Atlético Madrid.
Costa, who has scored just four LaLiga goals since re-joining Atleti from Chelsea in a 60m-euro deal in 2017, is being heavily tipped to leave the Wanda Metropolitano this summer, with the Chinese Super League shaping up as a likely destination.