Diego Costa completes transfer to Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho has announced his intentions to add some silverware to his name with the transfer of former Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa to Chelsea having been confirmed on Tuesday. 

The Blues have announced on their official website that their £32million move for the Spanish international was a done deal, with Costa having agreed a five-year deal with the club. 

And... breathe

Fans of Chelsea will be slightly relieved to know that they have at least one credible striker on whom they can call upon, with rumours of a rift between Mourinho and Romelu Lukaku having floated around for the whole of last season.

Costa scored 36 goals in all competitions last season; an important feat considering the fact that most of those goals played a part in making them the champions of Spain, whilst also leading them to the final of the Champions League.

Costa can boast having scored 64 times in a 134 appearances for the club in two different stints, and the 25-year-old now has his sights on English silverware.  

"I am very happy to sign for Chelsea. Everybody knows it is a big club in a very competitive league, and I am very excited to get started in England with a fantastic coach and team-mates - Having played against Chelsea last season I know the high quality of the squad I am joining," said Costa.

The Brazil-born striker took the time out to thank the staff of Atletico, acknowledging the massive impact that they have had on his rise to becoming one of the world's leading strikers in the game.

"I would like to thank everybody at Atletico who made me into the player I am, it was an incredible time for me, but now I am starting a new adventure and I hope to win many trophies with Chelsea" he said.

Fans of the Blues will be hoping to see their new signings, Costa and Cesc Fabregas in action together against RZ Pellets next Wednesday after it was announced on the club's official website that Costa would be joining up with the rest of the team for their pre-season European training camp next week.


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