Chelsea and Atletico Madrid agree Diego Costa deal

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid agree Diego Costa deal

Premier League side, Chelsea Football Club, have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker, Diego Costa, the club has announced.

“Chelsea Football Club has today agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa.

The transfer will be subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical,” the club said in a statement.

Atletico have also confirmed the deal and said in a statement: “The English club has authorised Diego Costa to travel to Madrid in the coming days to undergo a medical and agree a contract with our club.”

Costa, who will sign a four-year deal at Wanda Metropolitano, is set to become the club’s most expensive signing, with the deal set to be worth €55million plus add-ons, according it reports.

The Spain international will rejoin Atletico, whom he left for the Blues in a deal worth £32million in 2014.

He, however, has to wait until January before he be registered as an Atletico player, as the Spanish outfit, are banned from registering a player until winter by FIFA.

The 28-year-old has been training in his native Brazil after he was told by Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte through text message he was surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea did list Costa in their PL squad, but he was however omitted from their champions league squad, though Costa has always made it clear he didn’t want to play for the club again, and wanted a return to Atletico.

Costa played a prominent role in Conte’s successful debut season in England, helping the Italian and Chelsea to the league title last season.

He last played for Chelsea in their FA cup loss to Arsenal in May, at Wembley.

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