Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Diego Costa after reaching agreement with Atletico Madrid.
The Stamford Bridge club had wanted the 25-year-old Spain striker to complete a £32m move prior to the World Cup.
That deadline was not met but a deal has now finally been completed.
A statement read: "Chelsea can confirm an agreement has been reached with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of
Diego Costa, with Chelsea meeting the buy-out clause."
The Premier League club had already agreed to meet that fee, and the player himself told Atletico of his desire to move, but agreement proved elusive throughout June.