Sport Costa to Atletico breakthrough

09:17  14 september  2017
09:17  14 september  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

Diego Costa set for loan move to Al Hilal?

  Diego Costa set for loan move to Al Hilal? It’s becoming a matter of when not if Diego Costa will leave Chelsea this season but we seem to be edging closer to a resolution. With the summer transfer window now in the rear view mirror, Atletico Madrid haven’t stopped their pursuit of Costa after a transfer ban really put an end to their efforts in the summer. Reports have surfaced this week that Atletico have agreed a deal worth £54m with Chelsea for the transfer of Costa who spent four years with the La Liga club before joining the Blues in 2014. The 28-year-old attacker is keen on returning to Atletico but he won’t be able to play for his new side until January, but Al Hilal have stepped up as a potential loan destination in the mean time. Costa is not part of the first-team picture at Chelsea after Antonio Conte made him available for transfer and Al Hilal would be willing to take him on loan until January to give him some much-needed game time. Both Chelsea and Atletico are confident a deal can be agreed before the pair meet in the Champions League later this month.

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Atletico Madrid are increasingly confident they have made a breakthrough in negotiations to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea, Sky Sports News understands.

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Atletico Madrid are increasingly confident they have made a breakthrough in negotiations to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea, Sky Sports News understands.

A source close to the negotiations says progress is being made but "it is not sorted yet", after a summer-long debacle between the player and his current West London employers.

Atletico are banned from registering new players before January and have so far offered only half what Chelsea want for the striker, which has been £50m. Atletico have yet to offer more than £30m.

Costa has been in self-enforced exile from the Blues since they won the Premier League title, and has made it clear he wants to rejoin Atletico after being told he was no longer wanted by Antonio Conte.

Chelsea agree Costa sale to Atletico

  Chelsea agree Costa sale to Atletico Chelsea have announced they have agreed to sell striker Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid. Sky sources indicate Atletico will pay more than £50m for the Spain international, who will now have a medical in Madrid and discuss personal terms.Chelsea will not be subsiding his wages after he has signed for Atletico.A Chelsea statement read: "Chelsea Football Club has today agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa."The transfer will be subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical.

Atletico star Koke hopes Costa will soon be his team-mate, saying: "We all want Diego Costa to come, but the situation is complicated. "If Diego comes, he will help us and he already knows a lot of us at the club so for us it would be very exciting."

Atletico Madrid reportedly move closer to completing a deal for Chelsea striker Diego Costa having agreed to improve their offer for the Spain international.

Costa, who has won two Premier League titles in three years since joining Chelsea from Atletico for £32m, is effectively on strike having refused to return to pre-season training in July.

Chelsea have maintained that the 28-year-old is expected to fulfil his contractual obligations, return to the club, train and get himself fit enough to be available for selection.

Conte has since laughed at Costa's claims that he is being treated like a "criminal" by the champions, who have enjoyed a strong start to the season in the Premier League and Champions League.

Costa: Atletico is my home .
Diego Costa insists he was "very happy" at Chelsea but is thrilled to be coming "home" to play for Atletico Madrid.Diego Costa insists he was "very happy" at Chelsea but is thrilled to be coming "home" to play for Atletico Madrid.

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