Last season's Bundesliga top scorer was widely tipped to leave Dortmund after the 2016-17 campaign, with clubs all over Europe and in China credited with interest. "I have no dream," the 28-year-old said when asked if he still dreams of a move to Real. "I shall no longer speak of Madrid.
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Diego Costa's impending return to Atletico Madrid has been confirmed and, for Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte, it has been a long time coming. Speaking during pre-season, Conte claimed the matter of Costa's future had been "very clear" since January. This was when speculation over a possible move to the Chinese Super League surfaced and, although Conte temporarily buried the hatchet, this can now be interpreted as a pragmatic call made to keep the Blues' successful title tilt on track.