Not the way I wanted to part ways with Moses, others - Costa

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 23/09/2017

Not the way I wanted to part ways with Moses, others - Costa

Diego Costa says he did not want to end his union with Nigeria's Victor Moses and other members of the Chelsea set up on bad terms and that he has "special affection" for the club.

Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal with Chelsea to bring the striker has not played for the Blues this season, and spent much of August in his native Brazil back to the Spanish club.

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"I'm not going to be ungrateful to Chelsea, where I was also very happy, playing in a team that was great," said Costa after arriving in Madrid.

"Atletico is my home. It's not the way I wanted it leave, ever. I have special affection for the people at Chelsea. I'm not a person who is going to smear the image. They know the person I am." Costa said as quoted by BBC Sports

The move, which will be completed in January, is subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical. Atletico said the 28-year-old Spain international, who left the club to join Chelsea in 2014, would have a medical in the next few days.

Costa 58 goals in 120 appearances for the Blues, including 20 in the Premier League last season as Chelsea won the title.