Rumour: Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa agrees £35m summer transfer to Chelsea
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has agreed to join Chelsea in a deal worth £35 million, according to Goal.
The Spain international played an integral part, scoring a penalty, as La Liga leaders Atleti dumped Jose Mourinho’s men out of the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Diego Costa earlier insisted that he is happy at Atletico Madrid only recently and Chelsea will have to part with around £35m for the Brazil-born hitman, although a significant portion of that sum includes agents’ fees.
The Europa League champions will also more than triple the wages of Costa, who is believed to earn around £50,000 per week at the Estadio Vicente Calderon. Chelsea are set to hand the 25-year-old a five-year contract worth £150,000 a week.
Representatives of the Blues held a series of meetings with Costa’s camp in recent months and the latest set of talks which were held around the two clubs’ Champions League showdown has seemingly closed the deal.
Speaking after Wednesday night’s win, Costa admitted that he had a few offers on the table from rival clubs but said that he would focus on Atleti’s pursuit of the double before making a decision on his future.
Costa has converted 29% of his chances in La Liga and scored 26/27 goals from inside the area.