Diego Costa is not on his way back to England to smooth things over with Antonio Conte and Chelsea, instead he remains in his hometown in Brazil, report The Sun.
As per The Sun, Costa has not been seen in almost two weeks and was thought to be set to return to the UK in order to hold peace talks with his current employers. However, the tabloid now claim that reports suggesting that are false and he does in fact remain in his native Brazil.
The Sun believe that Costa is ‘furious’ with Chelsea and the manner in which they handled his situation. It is reported that he was desperate to return to former side Atletico Madrid, but the move never materialised and he remains a Chelsea player following the end of the summer window.
It remains to be seen whether a peaceful resolution can be found eventually, but there does not appear to be one on the horizon.