Chelsea agree to sell Costa back to Atletico Madrid
Diego Costa’s messy split from Chelsea appeared to have reached its conclusion on Thursday with the English Premier League club saying they had agreed to sell the Spain striker back to Atletico Madrid.
Costa, a key figure in Chelsea’s two titles in the last three seasons, has not featured for the club since the English FA Cup final defeat against Arsenal in May. “Chelsea Football Club has today agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa,” a statement said. “The transfer will be subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical.’’ According to Spanish paper El Mundo, Atletico will pay 55 million euros (£48.55 million) for Costa.
This will make him their record signing, surpassing the 40 million euros they paid Porto for Radamel Falcao in 2011.
The 28-year-old Brazil-born forward joined Chelsea in 2014 and scored 52 goals in 89 league appearances.
Costa finished as Chelsea’s top scorer for each of his three seasons in London
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