Atletico Madrid and Chelsea agree on Costa transfer

The Spain international will travel to Madrid in the coming days to undertake a medical and finalise personal terms.

Costa will complete his move in January, when the transfer window reopens and Atletico's ban on signing new players comes to an end.   -  Getty Images

Atletico Madrid has reached a deal with Chelsea to sign striker Diego Costa.

The Spain international will travel to Madrid in the coming days to undertake a medical and finalise personal terms.

The 28-year-old will reportedly cost a fee that could rise to €60million, depending on bonuses.

Costa will complete his move in January, when the transfer window reopens and Atletico's ban on signing new players comes to an end.

"Atletico Madrid and Chelsea have reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of Diego Costa," an Atletico statement confirmed.

"The agreement is subject to the signing of a contract between the club and the Spain international.

"The English club have granted permission to Diego Costa to travel to Madrid in the coming days in order to pass medical tests and to finalise his contract."

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