Reports from the Daily Express suggest new Spanish international Diego Costa is on his way to Chelsea, after previous interest from Liverpool.
A verbal agreement has reportedly been met, which would see Diego Costa move to Chelsea at the end of the season for £32m, the sum of his buy-out clause.
The trio of Fernando Torres, Demba Ba, and Samuel Eto’o have not been good enough for Chelsea this year who are hoping to challenge favourites Manchester City and win the Premier League title.
With Fernando Torres currently injured, another striker may be needed for the Blues, and who better than Diego Costa?
The former Brazil national has been in terrific form under Diego Simeone, with the departure of Radamel Falcao also a cause for this new lease of life. Atlético are fighting for this year’s La Liga title, and Costa’s goals are of huge benefit to them.
Last summer saw him linked with two other Premier League Clubs, Arsenal and Liverpool, however they both failed to land the forward’s signature.
Liverpool and Arsenal are still in need of another striker and may be disappointed at this so-called verbal agreement, as he could have been one of their main targets this summer.
As for Costa himself, he will want to play in Brazil this summer, with his new national side Spain. Depending on Alvaro Negredo’s season and of course injuries, Costa could be the main man for the tiki-taka playing team.
Diego Costa could be winning the FIFA World Cup this summer, and soon after may be on his way to England, for now we do not know where he will end up.
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