Diego Costa’s former Chelsea teammate welcomes striker back to Atletico as he arrives in Madrid

Diego Simeone and Diego Costa

Atletico Madrid full-back Felipe Luis has expressed his ‘delight’ at the return of his ‘friend’ Diego Costa at the club. Both players joined Chelsea in the summer of 2014 from the then-Spanish champions, although Luis returned to Los Rojiblancos the following summer. Atléticos, a friend says hi! pic.twitter.com/l9AzyL9ou8 — Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) September 22,…

Atletico Madrid star warns Diego Costa as he returns to Spain

Eden Hazard and Diego Costa

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has welcomed Diego Costa’s impending return to the club but warned he was not a guaranteed starter. The central midfielder was a teammate of the 28-year-old during his last stint in the Spanish capital, before he departed to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2014, reports Football Espana. “He knows there…

Diego Costa spotted at airport, says he has no bitterness towards Conte

Antonio Conte and Diego Costa

Atletico Madrid-bound Diego Costa has denied claim he is upset with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte especially with the way he was treated by the Italian in the summer. Chelsea announced on Thursday that they had agreed to sell the Spain international back to Atletico for a fee understood to be over £50m, subject to personal…

Details of Diego Costa deal released as Chelsea agree striker’s move to Atletico Madrid

Manchester City 1-3 Chelsea... Costa

Reports in London assert Chelsea are loaning Diego Costa to Atlético Madrid for the rest of the season and the Spanish club have committed to buy him for €65 million (£57.1m) at the end of that arrangement. According to The Telegraph, the deal for Costa to leave was finally struck after it was agreed that…

Spain national team manager warns Chelsea outcast Diego Costa

Julen Lopetegui and Diego Costa

Diego has been warned to forget about playing for Spain at next year’s World Cup unless he resolves his future. The Chelsea striker, 28, remains in exile in Brazil as he tries to force through a move to Atletico Madrid. Spain boss Julen Lopetegui fears Costa needs to be playing regularly before he can be…

Atletico Madrid make final offer for Diego Costa as striker sells fleet of cars

Diego Costa

Reports in Spain claim Atletico Madrid have made a final offer of €55m upfront plus a further €10m in variables as they seek to conclude a deal for Diego Costa. The reported fee would make the 28-year-old would Atletico’s most expensive ever signing and would allow him to begin playing for the club in January…