sport news Atletico Madrid hopeful of signing Chelsea's Diego Costa

Diego Costa is yet to return to Chelsea following summer dispute with the club Atletico Madrid are confident they can sign the forward in the next fortnight  Costa would be unable to play for Diego Simeone's side until the new year  

By Adam Crafton for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:33 BST, 13 September 2017 | Updated: 23:20 BST, 13 September 2017

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Atletico Madrid are hopeful of sealing a deal for castaway Chelsea striker Diego Costa within the next fortnight but as of Wednesday, the forward remained holed up in his hometown of Lagarto.

Following an explosive summer dispute with Chelsea boss , Costa has not returned to London since the FA Cup final in May and continues to be fined for his absence by Chelsea.

Sources in Lagarto say that

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