Chelsea has announced the transfer of Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid for roughly $77 million after spending seasons with the Premier League side. Costa played for the La Liga side on two separate stints, first from 2007-2009 and then 2010-2014 after a brief move to Real Valladolid in between. In his time with the Blues, the Spanish international scored 59 goals in all competitions for the Londoners, and helped the club to two Premier League titles.
An investigation into Manchester City’s conduct involving youth players is “ongoing”, Fifa has confirmed. A day after it emerged Chelsea were being probed over a potential breach of the governing body’s regulations, City were revealed to be under similar scrutiny. The club denied any knowledge of the investigation on Wednesday and questioned whether it was the same inquiry into their recruitment of Benjamin Garre from Velez Sarsfield, which was exclusively revealed by Telegraph Sport a year ago.
At 17-years-old, Reiss Nelson represents an increasingly rare bright spark in an otherwise declining Arsenal academy. While others have bemoaned the results at youth level and seen the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City utilise their billions to lead the way, Nelson has shown that the Gunners’ Hale End academy is still capable of producing exciting talents who have the potential to play for the first team. Arsene Wenger’s decision to reward Nelson’s performances for the academy with a place in the first team squad emphasises the faith he has in the English youngster.