Diego Costa touches down in Madrid as Atletico welcome back an old ‘friend’

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Diego Costa has arrived in Madrid ahead of finalising his big-money return to Atletico Madrid.

The Spain international travelled from his native Brazil, where he spent his summer away from Chelsea’s preparations for the Premier League season, to Spain in the early hours of Friday morning.

Atletico posted on their official Twitter account a picture of Costa in Madrid’s airport saying ‘Atléticos, a friend says hi!’

After a summer of rumours the departing Chelsea striker has has finally agreed a return to his former club Atletico, where he signed from in a £32million switch in 2014.

His move back to Diego Simeone’s side will be completed in January once their transfer ban has been lifted.

The Blues will receive a fee of almost £55m for the striker with an extra £5m included in add-ons.

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