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Video: Diego Costa being worked hard by Atletico Madrid after leaving Chelsea

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Diego Costa Pens Obligatory Open Letter To Chelsea Fans After Wrapping Up Atletico Madrid Return

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It's done. Diego Costa has officially returned to the employ of Atletico Madrid, with the striker's Chelsea exit confirmed by both parties on Tuesday night.

The transaction, said to be valued in excess of £50million, will take effect on the first day of January, 2018 the day on which Atleti's current transfer embargo is lifted.

Morata cannot replace Diego Costa, says former Liverpool midfielder

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Chelsea announced on Thursday that they have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid for the sale of Diego Costa for a reported £58 million.

Costa is scheduled for medical this week but he cannot be officially registered as an Atletico player until January because of the Madrid club’s transfer ban.

Thursday Ticker: Diego Costa agrees terms with Atletico Madrid, Villarreal pushes for Mexico charity match and more

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Two familiar faces will return to La Liga after some lengthy time away for different reasons, while a Spanish side has reached out to a Liga MX side in efforts to raise funds for this week's devastating earthquake in Mexico.

After three years, two Premier League titles and a League Cup, Diego Costa is set to leave Chelsea to rejoin forces with Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid.

Costa to return to Atletico from Chelsea

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Madrid (AFP) – Chelsea and Atletico Madrid announced Thursday that they had reached an initial agreement that would see Diego Costa return to the La Liga club.

“Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea have reached an initial agreement for the transfer of Diego Costa,” the Spanish side said in a statement.

Costa to return to Atletico from Chelsea

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Madrid (AFP) – Chelsea and Atletico Madrid announced Thursday that they had reached an initial agreement that would see Diego Costa return to the La Liga club.

“Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea have reached an initial agreement for the transfer of Diego Costa,” the Spanish side said in a statement.

Official: Chelsea Confirm Diego Costa Is Free To Return To Atletico Madrid With Heartfelt 30-Word Statement

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It's over. It's finally... over.

Chelsea have announced that they've struck a deal with Atletico Madrid that will finally allow Diego Costa to return from whence he came.

The Blues issued a statement via their club website confirming as much, and incredibly touching it was too all 30 words of it.

Hot Air: Roy Keane Thinks Diego Costa Is A ‘Balloon’ And Chelsea Should Get Rid Of Him ASAP

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Roy Keane has bestowed us with his definitive assessment of Diego Costa as the impasse between the striker and his current employers, Chelsea, continues to rumble on into a third month.

Costa is currently refusing to return to the club after being informed (via text message) that he was surplus to requirements by manager Antonio Conte after finishing as top goalscorer in the Blues' title-winning 2016/17 season.

Reports: Turkish Giants Fenerbahce Eye Loan Move For Chelsea Outcast Diego Costa

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Fenerbahce are eyeing a swoop for Diego Costa, with the Turkish giants reported to have opened talks with Chelsea over a loan deal for the striker.

Costa was deemed surplus to requirement by Blues' boss Antonio Conte, and remains in his homeland of Brazil after failing to move away from Stamford Bridge before the end of transfer deadline day.

Champions League: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Included In Man Utd’s Official Group Stage Squad As Chelsea Scuttle Diego Costa

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It's like he never went away

Manchester United have included Zlatan Ibrahimovic in their 2017/18 Champions League group stage squad just weeks after it was announced that the monolithic Swede would be rejoining the club.

Ibrahimovic is still in the process of recovering from the cruciate knee injury that prematurely ended his 2016/17 campaign, but the paperwork has already been completed on a short-term contract that will see the 35-year-old return to United for the remainder of the current season as and when he makes it back to full fitness.

Chelsea striker released on a free transfer.

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After finding himself surplus to requirements, Loic Remy has been released on a free transfer by Chelsea on transfer deadline day and has signed a two-year contract at Las Palmas in La Liga.

Loic Remy has found himself to be a victim of consequence at Stamford Bridge ever since he joined the club for £10m back in the summer of 2014.

Sanchez, Lemar, Diego Costa: Transfer window deals that nearly happened…but didn’t

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Diego Costa included in Chelsea’s Premier League squad list

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Diego Costa has offered no indication he is willing to make peace with Chelsea despite missing out on a move to Atletico Madrid on the final day of the Spanish transfer window and being included in the Blues' 25-man Premier League squad.

Atletico left Costa in limbo on Friday night after failing to agree a deal for the striker by the Spanish deadline, meaning Chelsea is the only club he can play for before the January transfer window opens.

Chelsea close to selling Diego Costa

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Chelsea are close to offloaded AWOL striker Diego Costa, according to the Daily Mirror. The Blues are reportedly now on the verge of agreeing a £30m...

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Champions League Group Stage Draw: Tottenham Buggered From The Off, Chelsea Get Atletico, Man Utd Pooled With Benfica…

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The deed is done. The draw for the Champions League 2017/18 group stage has been conducted and, latterly, completed.

There'll be five English representatives mixing it in the groups for the first time in the tournament's history, with Chelsea, Man City, Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool all in there Arsenal, of course, being conspicuous by their absence.

Tottenham 1-2 Chelsea: Antonio Conte's tactical masterclass leads to massive win for the blues.

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Two goals from Marcos Alonso sealed a much needed and vital three points for Chelsea at Wembley. Antonio Conte's tactical masterclass frustrated the life out of Tottenham who had to rely on an own goal from Michy Batshuayi to register on the score sheet themselves.

There had been been plenty of comment ahead of the game of Chelsea, Diego Costa, the suspensions of Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas and a threadbare squad that would lead to our downfall at Wembley yesterday afternoon.

Conte warns troubled Chelsea not to look for excuses

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte has warned troubled champions Chelsea not to look for excuses after their turbulent start to the season.

Since Chelsea won the title last term, Conte has endured a surprisingly difficult period that shows no signs of abating heading into Sunday’s clash with title rivals Tottenham at Wembley.

Conte warns troubled Chelsea not to look for excuses

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte has warned troubled champions Chelsea not to look for excuses after their turbulent start to the season.

Since Chelsea won the title last term, Conte has endured a surprisingly difficult period that shows no signs of abating heading into Sunday’s clash with title rivals Tottenham at Wembley.

Chelsea: Diego Costa Once Again Reiterates He Would Really, Really, Really Like To Return To Atletico Madrid If It’s At All Possible, Thank You

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Coming precisely one day after Diego Costa confirmed his desire to rejoin former club Atletico Madrid, the AWOL Chelsea striker has re-confirmed his desire to rejoin former club Atletico Madrid.

After being informed via text message a couple of months ago that he was no longer part of Antonio Conte's plans, Costa has hunkered down in his hometown of Lagarto, Brazil, where he apparently intends to remain until his demands are met.

‘I Must Return To Atletico Madrid’ – AWOL Diego Costa Releases Statement Confirming He Won’t Play For Chelsea Again

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Diego Costa has gone on record as saying he has no intention of returning to Chelsea and is instead hell-bent on rejoining former club Atletico Madrid at the nearest available juncture.

Despite the season starting a fortnight ago, Costa steadfastly failed to report back and is currently training privately in his hometown of Lagarto, Brazil.

Diego Costa asked to leave Chelsea 12 months ago, Blues bemused over his antics this summer

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Now Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta Complains About Transfer Dealings

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After their shock opening day defeat, Cesar Azpilicueta has followed in the steps of Antonio Conte and complained about Chelsea's lack of transfer activity .

With talisman Eden Hazard out injured and last season's top scorer Diego Costa in exile awaiting a move away from the club, Antonio Conte's side looked short on quality in a 3-2 defeat at home to Burnley at the weekend.

Opinion

Ray Wilkins talks Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic and David Luiz.

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It was our privilege at AskFans recently to get to interview a true legend – ex-Chelsea, Manchester United and England superstar Ray 'Butch' Wilkins. For our younger viewers, Ray was the 'hod carrier with benefits' in the successful 1980s Manchester United side alongside the more dynamic Bryan Robson, and he enjoyed a superb youthful career at Chelsea too.

Diego Costa: Forget the negativity - It's time to pay tribute for what he did for us on the pitch.

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On Thursday, Chelsea finally announced that a deal had been agreed for the transfer of Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid. Despite all the negativity that has surrounded his situation over the summer and beyond, it's now time to pay tribute to the man that came here and took the Premier League by storm.

Diego Costa: 100 days without playing - issued warning and final HUGE offer submitted by Atletico.

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Today the 20th September marks 100 days since Diego Costa played an official football match for Spain against Macedonia in a World cup qualifier in June.
The continued stand-off is nothing but an embarrassment to all of us and an ongoing issue that does not seem to be going away for the next three months.

Have Chelsea found a striker better than Diego Costa in Alvaro Morata?

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After an impressive start to his Chelsea career with three goals and a couple of assists, Alvaro Morata is quickly becoming a Chelsea fans favourite. Have we found ourselves a better alternative to Diego Costa?

We all know the qualities that Diego Costa displayed during the three seasons he spent at Chelsea.

Atletico Madrid

Diego Costa watches Griezmann fire Atletico into second

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Costa watched on from the directors’ box as Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Sevilla into second in La Liga thanks to goals from Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann in a 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.

Costa’s drawn out move back to Atletico from Chelsea was finally agreed on Thursday, but the striker isn’t allowed to feature until the January transfer window opens.

Diego Costa watches Griezmann fire Atletico into second

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Costa watched on from the directors’ box as Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Sevilla into second in La Liga thanks to goals from Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann in a 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.

Costa’s drawn out move back to Atletico from Chelsea was finally agreed on Thursday, but the striker isn’t allowed to feature until the January transfer window opens.

Costa watches Griezmann fire Atletico into second

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Costa watched on from the directors’ box as Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Sevilla into second in La Liga thanks to goals from Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann in a 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.

Costa’s drawn out move back to Atletico from Chelsea was finally agreed on Thursday, but the striker isn’t allowed to feature until the January transfer window opens.

Costa watches Griezmann fire Atletico into second

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Costa watched on from the directors’ box as Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Sevilla into second in La Liga thanks to goals from Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann in a 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.

Costa’s drawn out move back to Atletico from Chelsea was finally agreed on Thursday, but the striker isn’t allowed to feature until the January transfer window opens.

Chelsea boss Conte takes high road over Costa rift

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte refused to take a parting shot at Diego Costa on Friday after the exiled Chelsea striker got his wish to rejoin Atletico Madrid.

Blues boss Conte fell out with Costa following the Spain star’s attempts to engineer a move away from Stamford Bridge last season.

Chelsea boss Conte takes high road over Costa rift

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte refused to take a parting shot at Diego Costa on Friday after the exiled Chelsea striker got his wish to rejoin Atletico Madrid.

Blues boss Conte fell out with Costa following the Spain star’s attempts to engineer a move away from Stamford Bridge last season.

Thursday Kickoff: Barca 'close' to signings; Kylina Mbappe undecided and more

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Transfer sagas continue to surround Barcelona while Real Madrid's big target remains undecided.

Barcelona's general manager Pep Segura says the club is "close" to signing Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele. (REPORT)

PSG youth academy sporting director Luis Fernandez said that Kylian Mbappe has "two or three teams" in mind: Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain and possibly Manchester City.

Mourinho To Wait Until January For New Signings

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According to media reports, Jose Mourinho is prepared to wait until January before making further additions to his Manchester United squad, and instead will spend the rest of the transfer window trying to offload his fringe players.

It's a curious decision by Mourinho who has insisted all summer that he needed at least four signings.

European Soccer

Friday Kickoff: Isco close to new Real deal; FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Dele Alli and more

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Real Madrid is moving closer to locking up one of the team's stars while a young English star is facing punishment from FIFA.

Club president Florentino Perez says Isco has agreed to a new deal with Real Madrid. (REPORT)

Perez also said that he is unhappy with the standard of refereeing in La Liga, adding that the recent suspension of Cristiano Ronaldo has shown the system needs fixing.

Monday Kickoff: Cristiano Ronaldo faces ban, Coutinho left out of Liverpool squad and more

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One of the game's top stars faces a massive ban while a Barcelona target has been left out of his current team's Champions League squad.

Cristiano Ronaldo is facing, at minimum, a four-game ban for pushing the referee after being sent off with his second yellow card in Sunday's Super Cup win.

The Rest

Diego Costa, Jose Mourinho and David Luiz among Antonio Conte's spats

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Antonio Conte is an uncompromising man, and in his 16 months as Chelsea head coach the Italian has shown on numerous occasions he is prepared to fight to protect what he sees as his club's interests, even if it ends up making him a few enemies along the way. David Luiz heads into the November international break on the naughty step after being dropped against Manchester United, while technical director Michael Emenalo made the surprise decision to step down amid significant tensions between Conte and the Chelsea hierarchy -- though the relationship between the Nigerian and Conte did not reach the stage of those below.

Diego Costa to perform dramatic U-turn, admit defeat and return to Chelsea?

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With the transfer window closed, Atletico Madrid unable to sign him or anyone until January and a subsequent loan move falling through, Diego Costa is now "prepared to return to Chelsea".

It's a ridiculous chain of events that has led us to this situation and one that we had not seen at the club for a while.

Going To Waste: 10 Premier League Exiles In Dire Need Of Deadline Day Moves

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It's transfer deadline day (again), and a cursory glance around the Premier League reveals a fair amount of players who must be crossing everything that their agent pulls something anything out of the bag before the 11pm cut-off.

Here are but a few...

Eliaquim Mangala (Man City)

He's not without his flaws, but Mangala has undoubted potential and is far too good to be left wasting away in City's reserve string for six months.

Major Link Soccer: Chelsea Agree to Diego Costa Transfer Fee

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The Brazilian striker is one step closer to getting his preferred return to Madrid, thanks in part to his hold-out there.

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Yahoo! Sports puts Seattle at number 5 in a Ranking of potential stadium sites for the USA/Canada/Mexico joint World Cup 2026 bid, citing it as a "good bet" to host matches if the bid were to be successful.