Chelsea are set to make a major upgrade to their squad with the arrival of a top class striker to Stamford Bridge.
The Brazilian born Spain international striker has had a sensational season in front of goal for his club, scoring a phenomenal 27 goals in La Liga, as well as eight strikes in eight UEFA Champions League appearances.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi have scored more league goals this season.
ESPN report that with Chelsea and Atletico Madrid having negotiated over the last two months, Costa told his Atleti team-mates today that he will depart Estadio Vicente Calderon at the end of the season, with west London his destination.
Chelsea’s strikers scored a fairly pitiful 19 Premier League goals between them, and Samuel Eto’o (9), Demba Ba (5) and Fernando Torres (5) each have question marks over their futures.
Jose Mourinho has made little secret of his desire to sign a top class striker in recent weeks, and it looks like the Blues boss has finally secured the signature of his top target – with Sky claiming a £32 million fee has proved sufficient to bring Diego Costa to Stamford Bridge.