Atletico Madrid Want to Bring Home Chelsea Striker
Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to bring Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon this summer. However, the deal ultimately failed after the Spanish club was sanctioned a transfer ban imposed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last month.
After Lacazette officially moved to Arsenal on Wednesday (5/7/2017), Atletico Madrid now re-focus on Diego Costa. As reported by Sky Sports, Atletico will bid to Chelsea this week for Costa.
Despite being Chelsea’s top scorer last season, Costa has been told Manager Antonio Conte that he is not in his plans for next season. The Brazilian-born striker also wants to return to Atletico, although he can not play until January 2018.
Atletico had a plan if he could bring Costa home to Vicente Calderon. One of them is to lend it to the Chinese club until the end of the year. The Super League transfer window will be closed on July 14, 2017.
Tianijin Quanjian is willing to pay Chelsea 76 million pounds for Costa in January 2018. However, Atletico believes they can get the Spanish national team striker less than half that price.
Costa had four seasons playing for Atletico Madrid. He then sold to Chelsea for 32 million pounds in 2014 ago.