Diego Costa’s protracted transfer to Atletico Madrid has had a breakthrough according to reports today.
Costa has been linked with making a return to the Spanish capital for a number of months ever since Antonio Conte informed the striker that he was no longer a part of his plans at the end of last season.
Since then, Costa has refused to return to England, choosing to spend his summer in his birth country of Brazil, while Conte has left the striker out of his Champions League squad.
Reports recently have suggested that Costa has moved his family to Madrid as he prepares to finally make the move back to Atletico, while the La Liga side have reportedly sent club officials to a London to finalise a deal.
Now, Sky Sports are reporting that the negotiations between the two clubs have reached breakthrough point, although sources close to Chelsea say that “a deal is not sorted yet”.
Chelsea are believed to value the Spain international at £50m, while Atletico are yet to offer above £30m. However these reports of a breakthrough suggest that one, if not both of the sides have made a compromise.