Chelsea have agreed a deal with Atletico Madrid to meet star striker Diego Costa's £32m release clause and finally end their search for a proven predator in the final third, according to The Sun.
Costa has been watched by Chelsea closely all season long thanks to a tremendous campaign leading Atletico's line, a season which could still end in a historic Champions League and La Liga double for Diego Simeone's side.
The 25-year-old has been the focal point of that rise to prominence and scored an incredible 36 goals in all competitions so far this term, the latest of which came from the penalty spot against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in Wednesday night's Champions League semi-final decider.
Mourinho is totally convinced that Costa is the man to provide a cutting edge in the penalty area, looking for a new star after growing frustrated with the failings of current strike trio Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o.
Atletico boss Simeone is now powerless to stop his talisman making a lucrative move to the Premier League this summer thanks to the terms of his contract, with a top Chelsea source telling The Sun that the deal has been completed.
He revealed: “Diego Costa will be a Chelsea player next season. It’s a done deal.”
Chelsea are now set to press ahead with a complete revamp of their stat-studded squad during the close season, but Costa is the first piece of that puzzle and will spearhead a new-look strikeforce next season in the search for Premier League glory.
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