Published: Thu, September 21, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Atletico Madrid agree terms with Chelsea to re-sign striker Diego Costa

Atletico Madrid agree terms with Chelsea to re-sign striker Diego Costa

The 28-year-old has not played for 98 days since he appeared for Spain in a World Cup Qualifier against Macedonia in June.

Costa will complete his move in January, when the transfer window reopens and Atletico's ban on signing new players comes to an end.

The suspension kept star forward Antoine Griezmann at the club over the summer, with the Frenchman not wanting to leave for Manchester United without them being able to replace him.

Relations with the Blues and head coach Antonio Conte were damaged in January when Costa reportedly had his head turned by a big money offer from the Chinese Super League which soon evaporated.

Chelsea have confirmed that they have agreed a deal to sell Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid.

"The transfer will be subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical".

Spanish reports say a deal of €60m (£53m) has been agreed, including variables, to bring the striker back to Madrid.

An agreement has been struck between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa.

The Blues boss informed Costa via text he would no longer be needed, prompting the Spain worldwide to demand a move to Atletico Madrid.

The striker is likely to train with Atletico until he can get back on the playing field.

The situation is complicated by the fact that Atletico are now banned from signing players in this window although a loan deal would be possible.

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