Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has claimed that his side are prepared to wait until the January transfer window in order to re-sign Chelsea centre-forward Diego Costa, report the London Evening Standard.
As per the London Evening Standard, recent reports have suggested that the two sides are on the verge of finally agreeing a £54M deal that would see Costa return to his former employers. It is reported that Atletico are keen to get the deal signed and sealed soon so that Costa can work on his fitness with them ahead the winter window.
Despite this, club president Cerezo has insisted that Atletico are in no rush and are prepared to wait in order to land Costa. The London Evening Standard quote Cerezo, who says:
“What I do understand is that Costa is a Chelsea player and until January, there is time to talk to his club and with anybody else.”
“We will not do anything until January. If his family is moving [to Madrid] then I do not know.”
The London Evening Standard claim that reports suggesting that Atletico representatives flew into London this week for negotiations are wide of the mark as Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has been away on business.