Conte issues final word on departing Chelsea striker Costa

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"Chelsea Football Club has today agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa", Chelsea said in a terse statement on their official website on Thursday.

Diego Simeone wants to sign a new striker this summer and Diego Costa is at the top of his wishlist.

Outcast Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been signed by Atletico, following the two sides coming to an agreement on fees.

This followed reports of an offer from China that would have been worth £30m a year in salary.

Conte did not want to get drawn into how bad his relationship with Costa, who was AWOL for the start of the season, had become and insisted the Chelsea squad were never distracted by the saga.

But, having succeeded in forcing through his departure from Stamford Bridge, Costa landed in the Spanish capital to undergo a medical.

Chelsea agree £57m deal for Diego Costa to leave for Atletico Madrid. During that journey, he participated in 163 games, scored 63 goals and conquered a King´s Cup in 2013 and a historic title of the Spanish League a year later.

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However, United will be hoping they can pursuade Griezmann to join them, where they would be able to trigger his €100m release clause and force his departure. That is the reason why he wasn't with us.

Costa was granted an additional summer break, missing the pre-season tour to Asia, but then extended his exile as relations with Chelsea deteriorated further and lawyers became involved.

Speaking in his press conference on Friday, per the Mirror, he said: "Don't forget we won something together last season".

"I think now it's not important (to talk about the past)".

The deal was believed to have been delayed because Chelsea refused to subsidise the Spaniard's wages or pay him a loyalty bonus.

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