According to Sky Sports, Chelsea have finally agreed a deal with Atletico Madrid to sign Diego Costa, a player they have been linked with since January.
It is believed the London based club have triggered the £32million release clause in the player's current contract, and his wages could see the deal cost upwards of £50million overall.
Costa has been in potent form this season, scoring 35 goals in 47 appearances for the Spanish club, which sees them one win away from claiming the La Liga, albeit against a strong Barcelona side, who will also claim the title with a win.
Atletico have also made it through to their first ever Champions League final, which they will contest against their fierce rivals, Real Madrid. Costa's contribution to the club has been immense, and £32million pounds is a steal if he can replicate the form he has been in this season at the Blues.
Chelsea have been in desperate need of a consistent striker this season, and Jose Mourinho has gone as far as to openly criticise his forwards, Samuel Eto'o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba.
While each of the three have provided positive moments at times, they have all struggled to put the ball in the back of the net, scoring only 19 goals between them this season, which has no doubt cost the club silverware.
Although, despite a lack of goals, the Blues still managed to finish third, only two points behind second placed Liverpool, and four points behind winners Manchester City, and a clinical front-man could see them progress next season.
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