Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has become one of the most sought after strikers in Europe following an excellent season at the Vicente Calderon stadium.
The Brazilian-born predator has been in phenomenal goal-scoring form, netting more than 30 goals in all competitions so far this campaign.
One club which has been linked with the 25-year-old for much of the season is Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea.
The Blues have experienced something of a striker crisis this season, with Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba all too often failing to hit the required standards needed at Stamford Bridge.
Fortunately for Chelsea, next season it appears their crisis will be over as according to the Spanish press El Confidencial, the London club have sealed an agreement to sign Diego Costa for a reported €60million this summer.
It has reportedly been a hectic few days in the Spanish capital, firstly with Atletico overcoming Barcelona to set-up a Champions League semi-final with Chelsea and now the news regarding Costa’s future.
Reports had circulated that Real Madrid were also ready to step in, though the Santiago Bernabeu outfit have since reportedly thrown in the towel after coming to terms with the alleged existing agreement between the Rojiblancos and Chelsea.
The Spanish press claim that Roman Abramovic gave Mourinho the green light after watching Costa terrorise La Liga defences, and Chelsea have since accepted to pay a €60million clause which was recently put into place by the Atletico directors.