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Atletico Madrid and Chelsea agreed the transfer of Diego Costa at the cost of £57m

Chelsea Football Club has agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa for the rest of the season and the Spanish club have committed to buy him for €65 millions 

The transfer will be subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical.

Atletico were keen to sign their former striker in the recent transfer window, although a deal wasn't done before the summer deadline.

Costa has spent three full seasons at Stamford Bridge, in which he left many Premier League defenders in a daze.

Diego's interview with ESPN

About Chelsea pricing him to move to Atletico Madrid. 

"I know that this [big effort] will happen, but if it's to pay the amount that Chelsea want it won't be possible.

"What I know is that this offer Chelsea will get is bigger than what they paid [when they signed Costa from Atletico for £32 million in July 2014], so I've given them something back in all senses [sporting and financial]."

“My agent said that Chelsea want something that Atletico [Madrid] can't get near.

On wanting to move to Atletico Madrid, but having to consider other clubs…

"I've demonstrated I care for Atletico [Madrid] and have interest in playing for them.

“But if Atletico and Chelsea don't come to an agreement and Atletico [Madrid] don't make a big effort, I can't keep on wanting to play for a club that isn't going to make a bigger effort to try and sign me.”

On hearing Antonio Conte didn’t want him at Chelsea…

"When we heard that [Antonio] Conte didn't want me anymore, my agent went to find out if there was interest from Atletico [Madrid] for me coming back. Of course for the warmth and respect that I earned there, they showed interest. But they wouldn't pay a fortune. Atletico is a team growing every year, a big team, but they can't pay an extraordinary amount."

It's unlikely many neutral supporters will miss Costa in the Premier League

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