Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are still waiting for that first big arrival at Stamford Bridge this summer, but they might not have to wait too much longer.
According to The Telegraph, Chelsea’s deal to sign Diego Costa will be completed by the end of the week.
A £32 million switch from Atletico Madrid has been on the cards for weeks if not months now and the long running saga finally looks to be coming to an end.
Costa’s move to Stamford Bridge was briefly held up after the Spanish international injured his hamstring – an injury that saw him last just eight minutes in the Champions League Final.
He has now returned to training though and will be representing Spain at this summers’ World Cup in Brazil.
Chelsea are keen to get the medical tied up before the squad leaves for South America and it could be done by the end of the week.
Costa’s arrival could kick start a big turnover of players at Stamford Bridge with Jose Mourinho still keen on signing fellow Atletico players Koke and Filipe Luis.
The former Real Madrid boss has also targeted Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas but Demba Ba, Fernando Torres, Romelu Lukaku and Samuel Eto’o’s positions at the club are all less than secure.
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