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Jose Mourinho makes transfer admission, drops hint Costa is already done?

Diego Costa attempting an overhead volley

Jose Mourinho says Chelsea have no immediate plans to begin a spending spree this summer.

Chelsea fans have become accustomed to big transfer deals over the last decade, but the club are not about to blow the budget this summer.

While rivals Manchester United gear up for a summer of huge spending to haul themselves back into the title race, Jose Mourinho is content that Chelsea do not require the same large-scale renovation.

He told SkySports: "Everything was done during the season, we knew perfectly what we wanted and I don't think we have huge work to do during the summer really."

The Blues have already tied up two summer deals, the arrival of Frenchman Kurt Zouma at centre-back, and surprise Croatian World Cup selection Mario Pasalic, a highly rated prospect in his homeland.

The key business Chelsea are expected to work on regards signing a striker, yet Mourinho's laid back approach and admission 'everything was done during the season', indicates reports claiming a deal for Diego Costa is already tied up are likely to be accurate.

SkySports reported last week that a figure had been agreed, while reports in Spain a month ago also claimed a deal was in place. Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone even admitted last month that he could not prevent his star striker leaving. 

Mourinho would likely not be so relaxed if deals were not in place, particularly given his public criticism of the club's current strikers this season, with Samuel Eto'o already confirmed as not returning.

Diego Costa's mind will currently be on attempting to win his fitness battle to play in the Champions League final this weekend, otherwise he may already have played his last game for Atletico.

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