Latest reports have suggested that Atletico Madrid officials have landed in London in order to secure the transfer of Chelsea FC striker, Diego Costa.
Costa’s dream move back to his old club Atletico Madrid could be edging closer.
The Spanish striker has been AWOL since the end of last season, has had a lot of issues with manager Antonio Conte, who did admit that he does not want to play with Costa this season.
Apparently, Atleti has sent a team over to the UK who will meet with Blues director Marina Granovskaia in order to discuss the transfer and the drama surrounding Costa at Chelsea.
The Spanish giants are currently serving a transfer ban, which will get expired by the next transfer window, meaning that Atletico will be able to sign Costa in January after failing to cash in on the player in the summer window.
Diego Simeone’s side is currently willing to offer a total of 32 million for the player, the amount that Chelsea paid Atleti when they bought Costa back in the summer of 2014.
According to The Express, Costa has already agreed on personal terms with his former club and is willing to sign a deal that will see him earn 9.1 million per year.
Costa is reported to return to Chelsea this week.
The 28-year-old was recently spotted in his car, driving around his home town of Lagarto.
Costa has been furious over Chelsea due to their way of handling Costa’s transfer in the summer transfer window. The player still hopes to make a triumphant return to the Vicente Calderon, where current Atleti boss Diego Simeone has penned down a new deal that will keep him at the club till 2020.
The former Valladolid player has already missed Chelsea’s first three matches in the Premier League season and it doesn’t seem like Conte wants the Spaniard in his squad for the rest of the season.
Chelsea have signed Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, in the summer transfer window, who has already scored three goals in four matches for his new club.