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‘COSTA LEAVING IS A RELIEF FOR CHELSEA’

LAMPARD BACKS DECISION TO SANCTION £57M SALE

The Blues have agreed to let the Spain international return to Atletico Madrid, bringing to an end a long-running saga regarding the striker’s future

Putting a £57 million deal in place with Atletico Madrid for Diego Costa will be “a relief” for Chelsea, says Frank Lampard.

With Antonio Conte having previously revealed that he took the decision to part with the Spain international back in January, it has taken eight months for the Blues to push a move through.