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DONE DEAL: Chelsea and Atletico Madrid announce Diego Costa sale

Chelsea have announced the sale of Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid.

Atletico have agreed terms with Chelsea to re-sign former striker Diego Costa from the Premier League champions.

The 28-year-old Brazil-born Spain international joined the Blues from Atletico in July 2014, scoring 59 goals in 120 appearances.

A Chelsea statement read: "Chelsea Football Club has today agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa.

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

Costa won two Premier League titles in his three seasons at Stamford Bridge, but admitted to pandering for a return to Atletico as early as his first season in England.

A statement on Atletico's website read: "Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea have reached an initial agreement for the transfer of Diego Costa.

"The agreement is pending the formalisation of the contract between our club and the Spanish international forward.

"The English club has authorised Diego Costa to travel to Madrid in the coming days to undergo medical tests and settle his contract with our club."

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