22 Sep 2017

Costa costs Atletico-Madrid

4:38 pm on 22 September 2017

The English premier league football side Chelsea has finally reached an agreement for Diego Costa to re-join Spanish club Atletico Madrid.

The 28-year-old Brazil-born Spain international joined the Blues from Atletico in July 2014, scoring 59 goals in 120 appearances.

Costa won two Premier League titles in his three seasons at Stamford Bridge, but admitted to pandering for a return to Atletico as early as his first season in England.

And after months of acrimony, claim and counter claim, Costa has been granted his wish after the Blues and Atletico agreed to a fee reportedly worth $110 million.

Diego Costa is tackled by Manchester United's Paul Pogba

Diego Costa is tackled by Manchester United's Paul Pogba Photo: Photosport

Chelsea play at Atletico in the Champions League next week.

"Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea have reached an initial agreement for the transfer of Diego Costa," Atletico 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."

With Atletico under a transfer embargo and unable to register new players until January, Costa will have to wait to wear the red and white stripes again.

Relations with Chelsea and Conte were damaged in January when Costa reportedly had a big money offer from the Chinese Super League.