Chelsea Costa boost as Atletico to seal Angel Correa deal

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid are already planning for the future.

Atletico Madrid are preparing for this weekend's Champions League Final, but already have a summer transfer lined up to be completed next week.

Argentine sensation Angel Correa is set to sign for the newly crowned La Liga champions, with his club vice president confirming the transfer was in place.

ESPN report San Lorenzo vice president Marcelo Tinelli as saying: "Next week or the other, Matthias (Lammens, club president) will travel to Madrid to close the deal Atletico and Correa."

Correa will continue for San Lorenzo during their Copa Libertadores involvement, before switching permanently to Atletico. 

The 19-year-old has eight goals and 13 assists for the Argentine side this season and is seen as one of the most exciting prospects to come out of his homeland for years. Arsenal and Manchester City had previously been linked with his signature.

There is one Premier League side who do stand to benefit from the deal though, and that's Chelsea who aim to sign Atletico striker Diego Costa.

Costa is rumoured to have a deal with Chelsea in the pipeline, and Atletico's transfer business is further evidence they are planning for the future without their top scorer.

The teenager is unlikely to be their only piece of business to replace the Chelsea-bound star, but it's a start and a step forward in proving they will not allow this successful side to simply be broken up without proactive action of their own.

If Chelsea are putting any injury concerns over Costa aside, and are keen to tie up the deal, then it may just have become even more likely to go through.

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