Diego Costa is edging closer to a return to Atletico Madrid, as the club is in talks with Chelsea to re-sign him.
The fee for the Spain striker would be around £41million, the Evening Standard reports. Costa has not returned to Chelsea since the summer break and has publicly criticized manager Antonio Conte, for telling him via text message to leave Stamford Bridge.
A return to Atletico has long been his preferred destination and it seems a breakthrough in talks has finally been made. If the deal does materialise, he will be unable to feature until January 2018 due to the transfer ban imposed on the club.
There are speculations Costa could be loaned back to Everton, so he can get some games under his belt.