By Adam Crafton for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:33 BST, 13 September 2017 | Updated: 23:20 BST, 13 September 2017
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 Antonio Conte, 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