Diego Costa continued his route back to fitness on Monday as he trained with a number of Atletico Madrid’s players.
Costa, who celebrated his 29th birthday this past weekend, was pictured at the club’s training base in Madrid as he worked on getting back into shape during the international break.
Team-mates Fernando Torres, Kevin Gameiro and Angel Correa joined the striker for what appeared to be a light session.
Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa was in training for his new side on Monday afternoon
Costa has been put on an intensive fitness programme so he can get back into shape
Costa was joined by striker Fernando Torres as the pair trained in the sunshine
His return to Atletico was confirmed last month after the Spanish side reached an agreement with Chelsea in a deal worth £57million.
But while he is able to train with Atletico, the club cannot register him to play for them until 2018 due to a transfer ban.
Costa was videoed last week struggling for breath after performing an intensive workout under the watchful eye of notorious Atletico coach Oscar ‘Profe’ Ortega.
The striker is undergoing the fitness regime away from the rest of Diego Simeone’s squad following months without organised sessions, though he has also trained alongside his team-mates.
Costa’s fitness issues have seen him miss out on the Spain squad for their latest round of World Cup qualifiers. He last featured for his adopted country back in June.
Angel Correa was also present in training and worked on his ball control
Striker Kevin Gameiro was also present as he made the most of the international break
Torres was also spotted in training as he worked on improving his game