Chelsea confirm to sell Costa to Atlético
Chelsea have confirmed they have reached agreement with Atlético Madrid over the sale of Diego Costa, with the Spain striker expected to complete his return to La Liga subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical.
He has yet to feature for the Premier League champions this season after being told he was not part of Antonio Conte's plans. But despite Atlético being subjected to a transfer ban, a statement from Chelsea on Thursday said Costa is set to rejoin the Spanish club three years after he moved to London for £32m. Despite this clod-hopping powerplay, Diego Costa may be on to something
"Chelsea Football Club has agreed terms with Atlético Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa," said the statement. "The transfer will be subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical."
Atlético confirmed Costa has been given permission to travel to Spain for his medical and to discuss personal terms.
"Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea have reached an initial agreement for the transfer of Diego Costa," it said. "The agreement is pending the formalisation of the contract between our club and the Spanish international forward. The English club has authorised Diego Costa to travel to Madrid in the coming days to undergo medical tests and settle his contract with our club."