Chelsea fans are smiling here in the Football Transfer Tavern after the Metro have reported that Diego Costa’s arrival at the club is imminent.
As one of our punters notes over a game of pool, Costa has been linked with a move to west London from Atletico Madrid all summer and now it seems the Blues are finally set to land their man.
That according to our landlord, can only be a good thing with Chelsea certainly in dire need of a player who can put the ball into the back of the net – and help them fight for the Premier League and Champions League next term.
Sadly for some of our Blues fans in the tavern, Fernando Torres will be remaining at the club with the forward determined to run down his contract and ensure that he milks Chelsea for all the money they were foolish enough to initially offer for him.
Costa may not be the only Atletico Madrid player that Chelsea sign this summer, with Jose Mourinho linked with a host of Diego Simeone’s men, including left back Felipe Luis and former Blues midfielder Tago.