Diego Costa will fly into London on Tuesday to complete and confirm his transfer to Chelsea for a reported £32m, according to Spanish sources.
Costa has spent the last three weeks on holiday with his family, thanks to Spain's early elimination from this summer's World Cup finals, which gave him an extra 20 days holiday, and will be flying over to announce his switch from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old made the bold decision to switch allegiance from his native Brazil to play international football for Spain, much to the displeasure of the home crowd at the World Cup, who made their feelings apparent.
Despite under performing for for the reigning champions in the competition, Costa is still regarded as one of the top strikers in European football, scoring a superb 27 league goals in just 35 appearances, leading the Madrid club to first league title since 1996.
A move the the London blues has been speculated all summer, but chelsea confirmed on July 1 that a deal had been struck with Atletico and Costa, a dream move for the La Liga star.
"It is a league in which I wanted to play for a long time and I think it will be a very good and fast adaptation," he told Globoesporte.com.
"I do not think much changes. Chelsea are a great team and the English Premier League is good to play. I am hopeful for what is happening in my life and I will adapt well."
Costa competed with Spanish teammate Fernando Torres for a starting spot in Brazil, and is looking forward to working with the Chelsea star again.
"It's always good to have competition. The important thing for a big club is having great players. Fernando is a great player, I know I will fight hard to be among the holders and I like it. So I think it will be a clean and healthy competition."
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