RUMOURS: Atletic ready to push Diego Costa move ahead

Atletico Madrid have sent a delegation to London to make a deal with Chelsea over Diego Costa, the Express reports.

The club officials will meet Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia hoping to finalise the transfer of the Spain striker.

Atletico, who cannot sign players until January because of a FIFA transfer embargo, are willing to raise their offer to £32 million to seal the deal.
 
Costa has already agreed a salary of £9.1 million per year with the La Liga club, for whom he played from 2010 to 2014. 

Sources close to the player, who has been AWOL in Brazil since being told he is not wanted at Stamford Bridge, say he hopes it will all be agreed within days.

With Costa in exile, Antonio Conte failed to find a replacement during the transfer window and the manager admits he does not yet know if his squad is stronger than the one that ended last season as champions. 

Alteti can’t sign players until the winter window, but would like finalise the deal for the want-away striker and are willing to up their bid to €35 million to get the deal done….

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