Chelsea seal Costa deal with Atletico

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 02, 2014 01:45 hrs

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.

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