Diego Costa on fire for Chelsea
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Atletico Madrid are ‘very close’ to signing Chelsea hitman Diego Costa, according to AS.

AS report that Atletico will tie Antoine Griezmann down to a new contract, but that will not end their pursuit of Costa.

AS note that Costa’s proposed transfer to the La Liga heavyweights will only go through in January due to the club’s recently announced transfer ban – but let’s be honest, a Griezmann and Costa striker pairing is worth waiting for.

Costa bagged 21 goals in all competitions last term, and was influential in Chelsea winning the Premier League title, as he was in the 2014/15 campaign.

However, there has been a giant question mark over his long-term future with the club for some time now, and if AS are be believed, the Costa saga is set to end with a a return to his former side.

If this is the end of the Costa and Chelsea love story, it’s been a blast.

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