Atletico Madrid have lodged a final ‘take it or leave it’ offer worth £57.25m for Chelsea outcast Diego Costa.
It has been reported Atletico have offered around £48.5m up front with the remaining cash based on performance.
Costa has been out in the cold at Stamford Bridge ever since he was reportedly told by manager Antonio Conte that he was no longer part of his plans – via text message.
He has not appeared for the Blues since their FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal on May 27 and was linked with moves to China and Turkey during the summer.
Now they are willing to break the bank to sign Costa, who they sold to Chelsea for £32m in July 2014.
The Premier League club, meanwhile, have brought in Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, who has since been leading the line in attack.