And Costa may just now entire the main points of his transfer and be in Madrid before Chelsea face Atletico subsequent week.
Spanish radio station COPE claimed a deal has been agreed value an preliminary £48.8m with £eight.8m in add-ons.
Costa stays in Brazil, AWOL from Chelsea, however would possibly by no means transfer again to England.
The Spain striker has been advised he has no long run at Chelsea, regardless of failing to agree a transfer before the transfer time limit closed and being registered in Chelsea’s Premier League squad.
But the saga seems to in the end be coming to an finish.
Chelsea signed Alvaro Morata as his alternative this summer season and he’s began neatly however seems to lack the chunk Costa gave them up most sensible.
Morata has scored thrice in 5 appearances and is a extra chic participant, however lacks the preventing instincts Costa had.
Costa scored 20 targets as Chelsea romped to the name remaining season however used to be dumped by means of textual content this summer season.
He has since refused to return again to London and has been fined via Chelsea each and every week.
Chelsea began the season poorly with defeats within the Community Shield and the hole sport of the season before a transformation in fortunes.
Prior to the goalless draw with Arsenal on Sunday that they had received 4 in a row and dispatched Nottingham Forest Five-1 within the Carabao Cup remaining evening.
And the membership will breathe more straightforward as soon as the Costa saga is put to mattress in the end, permitting them to transfer on from one some other and concentrate on the long run.