Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has threatened to quit the club in dispute over his salary compared to Antoine Griezmann’s.
Diego Costa currently earns a rumoured £7m a year at Madrid and has been in early discussions with Atletico over a new contract.
Talks between the player and club are said to have turned bitter, however, as Costa is demanding to be paid the same as strike partner Griezmann, somewhere in the region of £17.5m.
Costa jokingly labelled Griezmann a “b*****d” when commenting on the Frenchman’s new deal and how much money he will make.
If Atleti do not keep parity, Spanish outlet Marca suggests that the 30-year-old is prepared to force his way out and take advantage of the riches on offer in China.