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Diego Costa in danger of facing six months in prison

Former Chelsea striker and Spain international Diego Costa is in danger of spending time in prison for tax fraud and has been told to face six months behind bars ahead of his trial that has been set for June 4. A report in Spain via Cadena Ser, suggests that the Spaniard has defrauded the Spanish state of over 1 million euros for declining to declare payments regarding his move from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea in 2014, as well as for image rights. The prosecutors in the case want the 31-year-old striker to face six months behind bars and also pay a fine of 507,208 euros. READ: Arsenal to axe 10 scouts in bid to cut costs amid COVID-19 crisis However, as has been the tradition in Spain with other footballers that had similar cases, Costa is unlikely to serve any time in prison. ...