Chelsea have come to terms with Atletico Madrid on the transfer of the rebel striker Diego Costa back to the Spanish club.
After months of rift and tantrums, the premier league champions have finally decided to put the drama behind them and agree terms with the strikers former club for a possible transfer of a fee in the region of £53million, plus bonuses and could be set for a medical later today to be will be unveiled as an Atletico player in the coming days
Costa hasn’t appeared for the Blues since they conceded their domestic double opportunity after defeat by Arsenal in last season’s FA Cup final.The 28-year old striker fell out with coach Antonio Conte after being told via a text message during the summer that he wasn’t in his plan for the season and no longer needed in Stamford bridge only to be ordered back to the Blues training after his inclusion in Chelsea’s the 25-man Premier League squad
Costa refused and exiled himself on a solo training camp in Brazil, as well as a holiday, and stayed adamant his days in the blues shirt are over where he posed in an Atletico Madrid shirt
The move, which could be completed on paper in the coming days, won’t materialize until January due to the transfer ban placed on the spanish side by FIFA in June and this could be a valid explanation for delay in the deal thereby preventing the striker from featuring in the Los Colchoneros shirt at least until January next year, which in a little way, aslo prevented Antoine Griezman from making a move to Manchester United