According to Spanish tabloid Marca, Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid have launched a final bid in order to buy Chelsea forward Diego Costa.
The bid is supposed to be in the region of £57 million with £48 million being an upfront payment and the rest will be based on the performances of the Spaniard. As per the report, this bid will is the final one that Atleti are going to offer and if Chelsea refuse this then the Spanish outfit will not return with a fresh one.
Simeone’s side has been trying to sign the outcast from Chelsea ever since Antonio Conte told him to find a new club. But it has proved extremely difficult given the fact that there is a transfer embargo on Atletico up until December. The ban means that they are unable to register any player under them as of now and this has been the biggest hurdle for both the parties.
During the final few days, it was said the Atletico will sign Costa and immediately loan him out to another club till January but Chelsea, on the other hand, were reportedly not ready to sell off the player at the price that Ateti were offering.
Now it seems as if the Spanish club have put a final offer infront of Chelsea and sources claim that if Chelsea refuse to accept this, then Atleti might not return. But looking at the circumstances, Chelsea might be doing a big transfer market blunder by lot letting Costa go back to his old club. The Blues want to offload the player at any cost and it is only Atletico who are willing to pay such high amounts for him. So if Simeone’s side were to turn around then there’s no other big European club that might offer such absurd amounts.
But various reports in Spain claim that Chelsea might finally agree to the deal and if that does happen then Costa will become the most expensive player in the history of Atletico Madrid.