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Chelsea have reportedly finally agreed a fee with Atletico Madrid for Diego Costa.
The Spanish striker has been subject to intense transfer speculation following Antonio Conte deeming him surplus to requirement at the start of the season.
Costa was heavily linked with a move to AC Milan as well as a big money switch to the Chinese Super League.
Costa shows off his Premier League winners medal. Image: PA
Costa celebrates scoring a goal for Chelsea at the FA Cup final. Image: PA
Though Costa had always set this sights on a return to Atletico. And reports suggest that his dream move back to Spain is finally in the works.
Chelsea have agreed a €55 million fee. €45 million guaranteed with a further €10 million in add-ons, according to Spanish outlet AS.
BREAKING! Atlético and Chelsea agree transfer fee for Diego Costa - €55M in total apparently. €45M down payment + €10M add-ons (AS)- Simon Phillips (@SiPhillipsCFC) August 19, 2017
Last season, Costa helped Chelsea regain the Premier League title under Conte's management. He bagged 20 league goals from 35 games.
Despite his goals, the Italian manager sent Costa a text message during pre-season to indicate his exclusion from his plans.
Costa in action for Atletico Madrid against Chelsea in the Champions League. Image: PA
Costa celebrates with Simeone. Image: PA
The 28-year-old has enjoyed three seasons in West London following his transfer from Atletico Madrid in 2014.
During his spell in England, Costa has won two league titles and the League Cup in 2015.
But he's now in line to return to the Spanish capital and reunite with Diego Simeone.
It'll be his third spell with Atletico Madrid following stints in 2010, and a two year spell from 2012.