The Mirror and AS are reporting that want-away Chelsea striker Diego Costa could join Las Palmas on loan until January before joining Atlético Madrid.
It is clear that the Spain international is not going to play at Stamford Bridge again and he hasn’t been anywhere near the club this season. This is all in a move for him to rejoin old club Atlético Madrid, however they are unable to sign anyone until January with their current transfer ban.
And this could see him join Las Palmas for the next four months.
With him in exile in Brazil at the moment he isn’t currently training with a club so Las Palmas would be happy to take him for the rest of the year to help with his fitness and also play for the Yellows until then.
Reports suggest that Chelsea and Atlético have agreed a compromise deal of £30 million despite originally demanding £5o million to let the move go ahead.
He has been linked with loan moves all summer, particularly to Everton and AC Milan however it is understood that he will not move to either of those clubs.
Costa himself knows that he needs to be playing games if he wishes to be recalled to the Spanish national team by Julen Lopetegui, especially with the World Cup in Russia coming up next year.
He of course wants to return to Atlético Madrid and some of his old teammates do too, with Atléti midfielder Koké saying, “We all want Diego to come, but the situation is complicated. If Diego comes, he will help us and he already knows a lot of us at the club so for us it would be very exciting.”
Should the move happen it would be very similar to that of Vitolo who is currently on loan at Las Palmas until January from Atlético due to their transfer ban after signing him from Sevilla.