With Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho showing a number of signs of frustration at his strikers last season, a new number nine has been a priority for the Blues this summer.
Brazilian-born Diego Costa has been the man identified for the job, and since early April rumours have surfaced that Chelsea already have an agreement for the star.
His personality and attitude are traits which are highly important for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and the self-proclaimed Special One will be delighted to hear from Diego Costa’s father Jose Costa that the striker shares Mourinho’s win at all costs philosophy.
“He never liked to lose. If he lost a game he would spend all day in an angry mood. He has been a fighter since he was small, he’s not afraid of anything.
"He only cares about winning and that has been shown in Atletico. He never keeps anything and always gives his all. Moreover, what he offers Atletico and Spain now is reflected in each game, he plays as if it was his last game.” Jose Costa said, quoted by the Spanish newspaper AS.
His club Atletico Madrid, however, remain hopeful that he will stay yet they appear in a perilous situation as a result of the 25-year-old’s reported £32 million release clause.
Currently on international duty with Spain as they prepare for their World Cup defence in Brazil, Diego Costa gave the biggest hint yet that he’s Chelsea bound as he responded to reporters question over his future that ‘it looks like’ he’s on his way to Stamford Bridge.
Diego Costa’s ability in front of goal is evident for all to see, as his 36 goals in 52 appearances last season is as good as any other lone striker in Europe.