Sport Diego Costa flies to Madrid to try and force through transfer

20:16  13 september  2017
20:16  13 september  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Besiktas will attempt to take Diego Costa on loan

  Besiktas will attempt to take Diego Costa on loan The English transfer window has been and gone and Diego Costa still remains a Chelsea player. Antonio Conte has made the striker surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge but Chelsea were unable to reach a deal with Atletico Madrid to send Costa back to his former club largely thanks to their transfer ban. Costa has travelled back to London after spending much of the summer AWOL back in Brazil but with Alvaro Morata hitting the ground running, Conte is not looking at handing Costa a first-team reprieve. The Turkish transfer window is still open until tomorrow and Besiktas are said to be considering a shock loan swoop for Costa before the deadline. Besiktas are ready to offer Costa first-team football until January when Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban is over, allowing the striker to stay fit until his preferred destination once again becomes viable. Whether Costa himself would agree to such a deal remains to be seen.

The Brazil-born Spanish striker has been back in his hometown for the last three months (Getty). Diego Costa has finally left Brazil, but rather than return to Chelsea as the club had asked, he has arrived in Madrid to try and force through his transfer to Atletico.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa says he will travel to Spain to try and force through a transfer to Atletico Madrid . The Spain international has remained in Brazil over the summer in defiance of Chelsea after he was told by coach Antonio Conte in June that he remains out of his plans for this season.

Diego Costa is reportedly hopeful that a deal can be struck between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, one that will see him return to his former club.

Atleti are set to offer Chelsea £40m up front for the Spanish international, with a further £9m in performance related add-ons.

The player himself has flown to Madrid already as he hopes to push through a move.

As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio, Costa is in the Spanish capital where he plans to train at a private facility in an effort to force Chelsea to accept Atleti’s offer and agree to sell him.

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The star striker is hoping that a deal can be agreed between the two sides, one that will allow him to train with Diego Simeone’s side until January.

Diego Costa set for Fenerbahce loan deal

  Diego Costa set for Fenerbahce loan deal It appears Diego Costa will not be spending his Autumn watching from the stands at Chelsea. The striker, who does not feature in Antonio Conte’s first-team plans, failed to finalise a return to Atletico Madrid this summer due to the Spanish club’s transfer ban and has been left in limbo. Fortunately, the Turkish transfer window remains open and Costa has been in talks over a loan move to Fenerbahce for the last three days and they have progressed well. According to Hurriyet, Costa is set to arrive in Turkey soon to undergo a medical with Fenerbahce ahead of a loan move until January. It’s claimed that the Super Lig side will be covering 75% of Costa’s wages during the loan spell. The Turkish transfer window is open until 8PM tomorrow evening so there is a race against the clock for Fenerbahce and Chelsea to hammer out the finer details of this deal.

Diego Costa plans to continue his Chelsea exile in Madrid in his latest attempt to try to force through a return to Atletico. Striker Costa released a statement on Thursday reiterating the fact he will not return to Chelsea, despite the club ordering him back to their Cobham training ground.

Sport. Football. Diego Costa statement: Chelsea striker will head to Spain and force Atletico transfer . Premier League Championship Scottish Premiership European Teams. CHELSEA striker Diego Costa will head to Spain to force through a move to Atletico Madrid . By Joe Short.

He would be unable to play any games for Atleti until the transfer window opens but he would be able to train with them.

As it stands, Chelsea have been playing hardball over a deal for Costa and him flying directly to Spain is hardly going to impress the powers-that-be at Stamford Bridge.

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Costa can win many Atletico trophies, says ex-Chelsea striker Shevchenko .
Andriy Shevchenko believes Atletico Madrid can expect Diego Costa to help them to silverware after an "incredible" stint at Chelsea.Diego Costa is likely to win multiple trophies with Atletico Madrid after sealing his return to the club from Chelsea, according to former Blues forward Andriy Shevchenko.

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