Diego Costa has made no secret of his desire to move back to Madrid to rejoin Atletico, with whom he won the 2013-14 La Liga crown and the club’s first league title in 18 years.
It was reported by BBC Sport back in June that manager Antonio Conte had informed Costa via text that he no longer featured in his plans moving forward.
Chelsea have reportedly agreed to sell Brazil-born Striker back to his former club Atletico Madrid in a fee of £50 million. The deal will contain a £41 million payment and a £9 million in add-ons, according to reports from Express.
Costa has previously claimed that the Blues are pricing out of a move to the Spanish side, now report covers that both clubs have reached an agreement over the Striker.
However, Atletico will not be buying the Striker until Chelsea and Costa reached an agreement. The Blue had previously fine the Spain International a £300,000 for his refusal to return to training ground at Cobhams, spending his last few weeks at his native Brazil.
Explaining the reason for his behavior against Chelsea barking Orders, Costa said:
“We’re still negotiating, they have to decide what’s going to happen to me. I have two years of contract with them and I hope it is resolved as soon as possible because I need to play.
“The coach (Antonio Conte) does not want me for some circumstances.
“While they do not define my situation, I started the training on my own. I just will not stay in a place where they do not want me.”
Previously, before the end of last campaign, Conte and Costa got in a text message Saga, in which the Blues boss sent a text to the Spanish striker that he is not included in his plans for the 2017/18 campaign.
Conte has made it no secret of his desire to rejoin his former club at Madrid, where he won the La Liga title in 2013/14 campaign the club’s first league title in 18 years, and also re-unite with his former coach Diego Simeone.
I’m still personally surprise why Chelsea want a player like Costa to leave the club. His performance last season was nothing short brilliant netting 20 goals in 35 league appearances.