September 1, 2017

Costa Deal In Balance  (Sky Sports)

Diego CostaThe chances of Diego Costa rejoining Atletico Madrid tonight are "unlikely, but not impossible", according to Sky sources.

Costa has made it clear he wants to rejoin Atletico after being told he is not in Antonio Conte's Chelsea plans for the season.

The Spanish club are banned from registering new players before January and have so far offered only half what Chelsea want for the striker.

One option being actively pursued is finding a club for Costa to join on loan until January.

A source close to the negotiations told Sky Sports News the chances of a last-minute deal being struck are becoming "improbable, but in football nothing is impossible".

Costa, who has won two Premier League titles in three years since joining Chelsea from Atletico for £32m, is effectively on strike having refused to return to pre-season training in July.

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