Chelsea Confirm Diego Costa's Move To Atlético Madrid

Diego Costa

After a saga spanning over a year, Chelsea have finally agreed to sell Diego Costa back to former club Atletico Madrid, subject to the Spaniard agreeing personal terms and completing a medical.

Costa's last game for Chelsea was May's FA Cup final loss to Arsenal when he scored the last of his 59 goals.

Atletico are now under a transfer ban from Federation Internationale de Football Association which prevents them from registering players until January which means Costa's second debut won't happen until after the new year.

The deal is believed to be worth around £53m. That ensured he would not become cup-tied and therefore remains free to play in the competition for another team in the second part of the season.

It wasn't just Costa who saw his emotions get the better of him on camera though, with Cesc Fabregas also F-bombing all over Sky Sports during his post match interview.

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Costa has been in Brazil since July and has refused to return to Chelsea training, accusing the club of treating him "like a criminal". Atletico went on to lose in extra time.

Costa has been pushing the move back to his old stomping ground for months after a suspected fall out with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to sign Diego Costa, according to reports in Spain.

As has been common knowledge for several months now, Spanish global Costa is very much surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge, having been informed by Blues boss Antonio Conte that he is free to leave the club.

And Thibaut Courtois' tweet from September 1 suggests Chelsea's players were beginning to believe Costa could stay, too.

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