sport news Roy Keane labels Chelsea's Diego Costa a 'balloon'

Wantaway Chelsea striker Diego Costa remains on strike in Brazil Atletico Madrid are hopeful of sealing a deal to re-sign their former player Roy Keane says the Blues are better off without the 28-year-old forward 

By Tom Bassam For Mailonline

Published: 10:58 BST, 14 September 2017 | Updated: 10:58 BST, 14 September 2017

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Roy Keane has branded Diego Costa a 'balloon' as the Chelsea striker remains on strike in Brazil. 

Atletico Madrid are hopeful of sealing a deal for the castaway striker within the next fortnight but as of Wednesday, the forward remained holed up in his hometown of Lagarto.

Following an explosive summer dispute with Chelsea boss , Costa has not returned to London since the FA Cup final in May and continues to be fined for his absence by Chelsea.

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Roy Keane has branded Diego Costa a 'balloon' as the Chelsea striker remains on strike 

Roy Keane has branded Diego Costa a 'balloon' as the Chelsea striker remains on strike 

Costa has not returned to Chelsea since May and he is being fined for his absence 

Costa has not returned to Chelsea since May and he is being fined for his absence 

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