Atletico Madrid are ready to finally launch a bid to re-sign Diego Costa from Chelsea.
The interest from both Atletico Madrid and Diego Costa in completing the deal has been no secret, but as of yet, no official move has been made.
However all of that could be set to change, with reports suggesting that Atletico are ready to lodge a bid worth up to £50m for the Spanish International. It is claimed that that bid will consist of a an initial payment of £41m with a further £9m in add ons.
Costa is currently training on his own in in his birth country of Brazil after refusing to return to Chelsea. This has lead the the Premier League champions to fine Costa £300,000 in wages so far, and have threatened legal action against him for breach of contract.
However the striker and his lawyers have put forward a counter claim, accusing the Blues of ruining his career. Costa was told by Antonio Conte at the end of last season via a text message that informed him he was no longer a part of his plans. Conte also responded this week by claiming Costa is ‘in the past.’
The move to take Costa to Atletico is highly likely to happen, but, he will not be allowed to play for the La Liga club until January thanks to their transfer ban. While they are allowed to sign players, they are not permitted to register them, which means Costa could be sent out on loan.
Deportivo la Coruna and Real Betis have both offered to take Costa on loan, something the player has already rejected, while Everton are also keen on signing the 28-year-old on a temporary basis.