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Chelsea FC transfer news: Atletico Madrid lodge final 'take it or leave it' bid for Blues outcast Diego Costa

Diego Costa has not played for Chelsea since the FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal Monday, September 18, 2017 Atletico Madrid have lodged a final ‘take it or leave it’ offer worth £57.25m for Chelsea outcast Diego Costa. According to Marca, the Spanish club are ready to make him their most expensive player ever but will refuse to go any higher should Chelsea turn it down. It has been reported Atletico have offered around £48.5m up front with the remaining cash based on performance. Costa has been out in the…

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Chelsea and Diego Costa transfer news: Atletico Madrid close to wrapping up €60m deal for striker – latest reports

It’s been a difficult summer for Diego Costa Thursday, September 14, 2017 Diego Costa’s future is yet to be resolved by Chelsea, but rumour has it his exit is now close to being finalised. Read on to find out the latest on the Blues forward… Atletico Madrid make breakthrough in negotiations While Atletico are banned from registering new players before the 2018 January transfer window, progress is being made over a deal for the Chelsea striker. Sky Sports News understands that the Spanish side are ‘increasingly confident’ that an agreement…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, September 13: Arsenal star NOT in talks over new deal, Barcelona target Coutinho alternative, Costa finally leaves Brazil

Here are the top football headlines and transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers… Manchester United would be Champions League contenders if they signed 28-year-old Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale,according to Old Trafford legend Ryan Giggs. (Daily Mail) Arsenal have NOT held recent contract negotiations with midfielder Mesut Ozil. The club haven’t been in talks with the Germany playmaker since February, and the 28-year-old has only one year left on his current deal. (SportBild) Reports in Germany say Ozil is preparing to follow Alexis Sanchez and leave the club on a free transfer when his contract expires next…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, September 11: Man United plot £100m Griezmann move, Costa relocates to Madrid, Hodgson to Crystal Palace?

Here are the top football headlines and transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers… Jose Mourinho wants Atletico Madrid frontman Antoine Griezmann to take Manchester United’s famous – and vacant – number seven shirt, with £100m set aside for the deal. (Daily Star) Chelsea striker Diego Costa has moved his family to Madrid as he continues to angle for a return to former club Atletico. (The Sun) Manchester United are plotting to hijack Arsenal’s £92million move for Thomas Lemar in January after missing out on Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic. (The Sun)…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, September 9: Arsenal to offer Sanchez as part of deal for Monaco star, Costa set for Chelsea return, Man City' could not afford' Evans

talkSPORT bring you the top football headlines and transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers… Arsenal will relaunch their bid to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar in January and will try using 28-year-old Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, whose contract with the Gunners expires next summer, as a makeweight in the deal. (The Sun) Meanwhile, the Gunners’ principal transfer negotiator Dick Law has decided to step down from his position at the end of the month. (Daily Telegraph) Spain striker Diego Costa could return to Chelsea on Monday to face his punishment for spending the summer in Brazil. (Daily Telegraph) Real Madrid are…

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Fenerbahce hold talks about signing Chelsea's Costa on loan

Fenerbahce have held talks with Diego Costa’s representatives about signing the Chelsea striker on loan. Costa, 28, remains in Brazil and has refused to return to England. The Spain international failed to leave the Premier League champions before transfer deadline day in much of Europe, but the Turkish transfer window does not close until Friday. A source close to the negotiations has said a deal with the Turkish side is unlikely, but talks are ongoing. Costa has been told by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to find another club. He wanted…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, September 5: Chelsea star in Costa plea, Man United to go back in for Bale next summer?

Here’s all the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers and online… Manchester United will go back in for Gareth Bale next summer as Jose Mourinho looks to snap-up a world class winger. The United boss looked at bringing the Welshman in during the previous transfer window, but Real Madrid did not want to sell. Mourinho, though, is hoping to persuade the ex-Tottenham ace to come back to the Premier League at the end of the season in a sensational £90m-plus deal. (The Sun) Eden Hazard is pleading with Diego Costa to find a “solution” to his stand-off and start playing…

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