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.
Josh Sargent’s star is rising fast. The 17-year-old is the latest U.S. national team prospect to head to the Bundesliga as Werder Bremen announced Wednesday that he will sign with the club in February 2018 when he turns 18. Bremen stated that Sargent had “numerous offers from other top clubs in Europe” but was “convinced by our philosophy at SV Werder and that we can now oversee his development as a player and support him along the way.” It is believed Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich were interested in signing Sargent. Sargent scored four goals and grabbed on assist for the U.S. U-20 side which reached the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup in South Korea over the summer and he will play
Chelsea midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko, who had apparently expressed reservations about driving in England due to the whole wrong side of the road situation, was involved in a minor accident on Thursday while driving home from Chelsea’s training ground at Cobham. It’s unclear if those concerns were a contributing factor to the crash, but Surrey police did confirm that the 23-year-old did not suffer any injuries. Conte is expected to give an update in his press conference coming up on later today, but Bakayoko is expected to be available for selection for Saturday’s game away at Stoke City. The Mail’s report has several pictures of the accident, in which Bakayoko’s G-Wagen (AMG!) somehow ended up on the far side of the road and in some trees after a curve, coming to rest on top of the concrete guardrail or curbing and the chainlink fence.