25 June, 2017
A potential way around this, the club hoped at least, would have been to bring players in before sending them out on a short-term loan for the remaining period of the transfer ban and bringing them back to start when they were able to register them.
If Costa moved back to Atletico he would not be able to play until January because Federation Internationale de Football Association has banned them from registering players during this transfer window.
This effectively rules out Chelsea's preferred solution to the mess they are in with Costa.
According to Darren Lewis of the Daily Mirror, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid have commenced negotiations pertaining to the sale of Diego Costa as the player has fallen out of favour with manager Antonio Conte.
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Costa was also heavily linked with a move to China in January. Costa has not mentioned any other club besides Atletico.
The Spanish striker announced after Spain's 2-2 draw with Colombia that he was not in Conte's plans in 2017/2018 and Atletico look to be in pole position to sign their former striker.
Costa, who has two more years on his contract at Stamford Bridge, is a popular figure in the dressing room but does not want to stay and a festering row between Conte and a senior player will sour the atmosphere.
The 28-year-old has a long track record of excellence in front of goal, but the Blues will reportedly not "pay over the odds" for the ace and prioritise younger additions.
Shaka Hislop has urged Chelsea to complete the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco this summer, describing the midfielder as the "perfect fit" for the Blues.