Diego would 'love' Atletico return

The 28-year-old says he retains a strong affinity with the Rojiblancos and would jump at the opportunity to go back to the Vicente Calderon
Wolfsburg playmaker Diego has confessed that he would love to return to Atletico Madrid before the close of the summer transfer window.

The 28-year-old Brazilian has been repeatedly linked with a return to the Vicente Calderon, having enjoyed a season-long loan in the Spanish capital two years ago.

The Rojiblancos have yet to make a move for their former attacker but Diego admits he would relish the opportunity to team up with coach Diego Simeone once more.

The former Juventus man told COPE: "Everybody knows that Simeone and I have a special relationship. He is one of the best coaches in the world and it was a true pleasure working with him.

"Everybody knows the love I have for Atletico. I have a valuation and if they are not willing to pay that I must accept it.

"But at the moment I am only thinking about Wolfsburg and doing well for them."

Diego, whose current deal expires next summer, netted three times in 30 appearances throughout his year-long stay with the capital club.