Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa waved to the Chelsea fans after Tuesday night’s Champions League semi-final first leg while being serenaded with a rendition of “we’ll see you next year” from the travelling supporters at the Vicente Calderon.
The Brazil-born Spain international is expected to join the Blues in a multi-million pound deal this summer, with Chelsea poised to offer the 25-year-old a staggering £250,000-a-week deal in order to lure him to Stamford Bridge.
Although he failed to score against his potential future employers, Costa still produced a typically lively and committed performance for Atletico, and this did not go unnoticed by the Chelsea supporters.
“Diego Costa, we’ll see you next year,” came the cry from the Blues’ faithful, which was met by Costa waving several times towards the Londoners.
Costa has scored 35 goals in 46 appearances for Atletico, who are in contention to win both La Liga and the Champions League, this season. Twenty-seven of those goals have come in 32 league appearances for the club who currently sit four points clear at the top of the La Liga table.
It’s believed Chelsea would need to pay around £35m in order to land the prolific forward, who is top of Jose Mourinho’s summer transfer wish-list.