Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa is heading home

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Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been without a club since he terminated his Atletico Madrid contract in December.

Costa had also fallen down the pecking order at Atletico after they signed Luis Suarez in the summer, who has been in sensational form.

According to Sky Sports, Costa is close to returning to his native Brazil to join Palmeiras, the club he has supported since he was a child.

Costa will join Palmeiras on a two-year deal with the Brazilian club willing to pay the ex-Chelsea forward around £2.6million a year after tax, according to Sky Sports.

Costa won two Premier League titles during his time at Chelsea.

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