Diego Costa facing fine for going AWOL?

Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Chelsea outcast Diego Costa reportedly faces a fine of £300,000 after allegedly failing to return to the club for training.

Chelsea playmaker Diego Costa is said to be facing a fine of around £300,000 after allegedly failing to report back to the UK for training.

The 28-year-old is currently in the process of finding a new club, having been informed by Blues manager Antonio Conte that he is not part of his plans this season.

Despite being frozen out of the first-team picture, Costa was due back for training two weeks ago but has instead been pictured partying back in his native Brazil.

In a snap shared on social media, Costa was even seen dressing up as a clown and performing tricks as part of a circus show.

Costa is said to be keen on a return to Atletico Madrid but the La Liga side are banned from making transfers until January, leaving his agent to explore the possibility of a stopgap solution that would see him join AC Milan on loan for the next few months.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have reportedly expressed concern that Costa may have scuppered his chances of a move away from Stamford Bridge by seemingly piling on the pounds during his extended holiday.

Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
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