Diego Costa transfer agreed from Chelsea to Atletico Madrid for £57m


Diego Costa

Chelsea have agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker Diego Costa to go back to the Spanish club. Chelsea are loaning Diego Costa to Atlético Madrid for the rest of the season and the Spanish club have committed to buy him for €65 million (£57.1m) at the end of that arrangement..

The move, which will be completed in January, is subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical.

Atletico said the 28-year-old, who left the club to join Chelsea in 2014, would have a medical in the next few days.

Spain international Costa has not played for the Blues this season, and spent much of August in his native Brazil.

Costa has always been a firm favourite of Simeone who wanted him back at the club and even demanded it as part of his recent contract negotiations. The Spanish international will be allowed to train with Atlético but he cannot be registered to play for them until the ban is lifted on January 1 2018.

The price agreed is a record for Atlético and Costa’s contract is expected to run to 2021.

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