Athletico Madrid close a deal with Chelsea over Diego Costa’s Move
According to reports from Spain, Atletico Madrid have finally reached an agreement with Chelsea for the return of controversial striker Diego Costa.
Chelsea Boss made it open earlier to the forward man that his no longer in his plans and Costa was given a week break to sort his future elsewhere.
Angry Costa has remained in Brazil while turning down requests to return to the club, as he’s careless about the weekly fines that was served to him by Chelsea, the Chelsea man claims he might stay a year off Chelsea, he’s not bothered claiming the club is treating him like a Criminal.
Athletico will pay an initial €45m (£41.1m, $52.9m) to re-sign Costa with an additional €10m potentially due in add-ons. It is possible that Atletico will not sanction the deal until the Spanish international and his current employers have resolved their well-publicised differences.
There has been talk of legal action on both sides and earlier this week Costa, gave another interview saying, Chelsea were effectively pricing him out of a return to Atletico.
“My agent said that Chelsea want something that Atletico can’t get near,” he said. “When we heard that Conte didn’t want me anymore, my agent went to find out if there was interest from Atletico for me coming back. Of course for the warmth and respect that I earned there, they showed interest. But they wouldn’t pay a fortune. Atletico is a team growing every year ,a big team, but they can’t pay an extraordinary amount.”
Costa claims to have rejected several other offers as he focus on Atletico return and believes he has contributed to Chelsea, that should allow him to choose his next destination.
Chelsea’s position remains that they want Costa to report back to west London for training, although Conte could not contain
his laughter when pressed on the subject during a pre-
Tottenham Hotspur press conference held at Cobham on Friday (18 August).
“It is great,” he joked. “I can tell you that everyone who works
in Chelsea knows very well what happened with him last
season. It’s funny, this interview. I’m not interested to continue
this issue. For me, he’s the past.”
Unless a short-term loan deal is agreed, then Costa returning
to Atletico would mean that won’t play again this year. Athletico Madrid currently serving
transfer ban that stops them from registering any new
players until January 2018.