Diego Costa open to Chelsea transfer

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Diego Costa has not ruled out a proposed transfer from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea this summer, although the striker adds that he remains content playing under Diego Simeone after the Spanish club reached the Champions League final.

Costa has been linked with a transfer to Chelsea for some months and, on Wednesday, scored at Stamford Bridge to help arrange a meeting with Real Madrid in Lisbon on May 24. It was Costa’s 35th goal of the season in all competitions.

As expected, Costa was questioned over his future following the 3-1 victory against Chelsea and the 25-year-old concedes he is aware there are clubs keen to recruit him in the summer. But what about Chelsea? Well, Costa is not prepared to completely dismiss the proposition.

"Chelsea in my future? We'll see, I know there are offers for me," he told Sky Italia. "I feel well here at Atletico. Let's see."

Chelsea’s want for a reputable goalscorer is clear and Costa is reported to have been placed as the No.1 target by Jose Mourinho. The player has a £32 million buyout clause in his contract, which Chelsea are willing to meet.

The total cost of the deal over the contract’s duration, with Chelsea ready to pay Costa £185,000-a-week, will be around £80 million.

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