It has been a torrid period between Diego Costa and Chelsea in the past weeks but Eden Hazard has publicly declared that he would be happy to see the Spaniard back in the mix for the Blues.

Costa is still AWOL in Brazil and is refusing to return to training despite a move to Atletico Madrid falling through last week.

Chelsea have named him in their Premier League squad, but it yet to be seen if Costa will follow through his threat that he will never play for the London club again.

Costa is still claiming that he was told by coach Antonio Conte that he was no longer wanted in June via a text message.

However, Chelsea's manager insists the forward was first informed in January that he'd be sold in the summer.

Hazard formed a good bond with Costa following his arrival from Atletico Madrid for £32m in 2014 and hopes a resolution would be found as soon as possible.

He said: "Diego? We spend three years together and we won everything, not the Champions League but we won the League. It was a pleasure to play with him.

"I want him back but you know I don't make the decision. But he is a top guy, a top player.

"I hope for him in the future he can find a solution and I want to see him on the pitch soon."

It is understood that Atletico Madrid would have gladly received Costa but they cannot afford the player’s wages.