Soccer – Costa set to stay at Chelsea

Diego Costa looks set to still be a Chelsea player next season after Atletico Madrid lost their appeal against a transfer ban. The 28-year-old had said after the Blues' FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal on Saturday that he was happy at the club and the only side that could prise him away from Stamford Bridge was Atleti. Diego Simeone's side were banned from signing players for two transfer windows for breaching the rules over the transfer of foreign players under the age of 18. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld that ban so Atletico will not be able to register new players before January 2018. A statement released by the club branded the decision "unfair", insisting that it represented "irreparable harm" to the club. Chelsea are 10/3 with bet365 to win the Premier League title in 2017/18 while Manchester City are available at 2/1.

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