Diego Costa has moved closer to completing a move to Chelsea, after he reportedly passed a medical ahead of his £32m move to the London club.
The Brazilian-born Spain striker is preparing for the World Cup in his home country, but has taken a break to complete his long-rumoured move to the club Atleti knocked so brilliantly out of the Champions League only 6 weeks ago.
Costa shares an agent with the Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho – Jorge Mendes – and it is believed he has been instrumental in organising the move.
The full details of the deal aren’t yet clear, although is believed Chelsea have paid Diego Costa’s release clause.
Costa looks to become the second striker to leave the Spanish champions this summer, following David Villa out of the door.
Adored by all, Costa becomes the third fan-favourite striker in recent seasons to depart to the Premier League, following Fernando Torres and Kun Aguero, who moved to Liverpool and Manchester City respectively.
More updates to come…