Chelsea Agree €91m Deal Following Meeting In London On Thursday

By on May 2, 2014

As we approach the opening of the summer window clubs will be intensifying their efforts in the transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Chelsea agree a deal to sign Diego Costa.

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Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has agreed to join Chelsea in a €42.5m deal after being offered a five-year contract worth around €183,000-a-week at a meeting in London on Thursday, according to widespread reports today.

Costa has enjoyed a stunning season that’s seen him score 36 goals in 49 appearances to help guide Madrid four points clear at the top of the La Liga table and on course to a historic double after netting during a 3-1 aggregate win over Chelsea in the semi-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday.

The Brazilian-born hitman has been strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and the two camps have reportedly held a series of discussions in recent months after Jose Mourinho made him his No.1 transfer target, with the Portuguese coach looking to bring in a world class striker this summer.

It appears a move in now on the cards with Goal claiming Chelsea agreed a €42.5m (£35m) deal with Atletico during a meeting in London on Thursday, and the 25-year-old has given the go-ahead to the switch after being offered a five-year contract worth around €183,000-a-week (£150,000) – which is triple the salary he’s currently on.

If the report is accurate, it means the total deal including fee and wages is worth around €91m (£75), which is a significant outlay. However, the supposed £35m transfer fee is more than reasonable in today’s market for a player of Costa’s obvious ability.

The deal is highly unlikely to be officially announced until the end of May with Atletico facing a defining month. Diego Simeone’s men will be crowned La Liga champions if they win their next two games while they will also face city rivals Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League later this month, so Costa is going to want to focus solely on finishing the season on a high before making any announcement over his future.

However, it looks increasingly likely that Costa is heading to West London this summer, and Atletico boss Simeone admitted last month that the cash-strapped club could do little to stop him leaving if Chelsea come calling.

“It will depend on him [Costa] and what he thinks is the best for his future,”

“I will support any decision he makes. It’s natural that Chelsea are interested in him.

“We understand that Chelsea have huge financial power and if he wants to live off football for the rest of his life, I will have no problem in him going. Samuel Eto’o is getting older and Diego Costa could do his thing there but, for now, he is ours.” Simeone is quoted as saying by Goal

Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to add to his strike-force this summer after previously complaining about his lack of ‘real strikers’, despite having Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba at the club.

Should, as expected, Costa arrive at the end of the season it would cast doubt over the future of the trio and you’d think at least one of the current crop will leave Stamford Bridge this summer. Ba is probably the favourite to go, but there’s the intriguing possibility that Torres could head back to his boyhood club and re-join Atletico, having spent over 20 years at the club before leaving to join Liverpool in 2007.

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It’s certainly gearing up to be an exciting summer and Chelsea fans will be eagerly awaiting the start of the new season should they manage to land Costa, as the Spanish international would spearhead a fearsome attack in front of the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Willian next season.

Do you think Costa is the man for Chelsea? Share your views below.

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21 Comments

  1. Kizito

    May 2, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Its ok to bring Costa, but whn will chelsea use the talented players on loan?

  2. ann

    May 2, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    I wounder. its time chelseafc brings back some of those wonder kids from loan. I wil be more than happi as a great chelsea fan. Chelsea nd mou until jesus come up … chelsea.

  3. ann

    May 2, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    haters of chelsea wil ve more than what dey deserve next season with hazard osar salah willian laza nd costa +lukaku on d attack. I hail chelsea. Comon my darling team of d world no more packing d bus stupid jealous haters.

  4. Shyllondave

    May 2, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I tink costa wil be a gr8 signin bt let’s nt allow hazard nd lukaku to live we need dem to suport costa

  5. kwasi prince

    May 3, 2014 at 12:49 am

    mourinho dont deserve a player like costa he will destroy
    his carrier by playing him as a right back

    • Ganiyu

      May 3, 2014 at 1:05 am

      Exactly what chelsea has always needed. Given our current position in the league with midfielders doing the scoring, costa brings us the more clinical finishing infront of goal. Our attack will be blistering and fearsome next season.

  6. michael

    May 3, 2014 at 6:26 am

    @ Kwasi,so u are deluded and clueless like dis? Sori 4 u.how many striker has come to chelsea and was destroyed? What club are u supporting? Useless idiot. As 4 my darling Chelsea guys,don’t let us rush dis loan guys back especially those of them that are stil young. Atsu,Traore,Hazard should be groom together at least to start with FA cup and League cup,including Kalas.

  7. Richard

    May 3, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Oh chelsea what are this talented youths doing on loan? we need our players back…..Atsu, hazard, wallace and the likes…GOD BLESS CHELSEA

  8. Suman

    May 3, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Lov chelsea til i die. No Hazard departure. Costa iz excelent but shoud b backed up by another strikr lyk Jacksn Matnez.

  9. abbey lanre rahoo

    May 3, 2014 at 8:52 am

    up up chealsea weapon of mass dstruction..mou pls try tu bring back sm talented players dat we av on loan we really need dem tu lead d line vs F.A cup nd capital one cup….i remain blues til JESUS come.

  10. Kelvinkelly

    May 3, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Who say chelsea nor dey,chelsea dey brutaaaa.hahahahahaha.buying of costa is going to be of very good help to chelsea looking at his strength and ability pace of scoring goal will help chelsea.

  11. eze simon

    May 3, 2014 at 10:22 am

    nice to see costa in d blue jersey no 10 tnx my fellow blue fans.

  12. Sani gwamber

    May 3, 2014 at 10:50 am

    I want to see new chelsea,where every prayer will b hungry 4 goals .

  13. Gum marek chelsea

    May 3, 2014 at 11:01 am

    We chelsea fans like costa to be in chelsea squads this years but don leave hazard to go

  14. Gum marek chelsea

    May 3, 2014 at 11:02 am

    We chelsea fans like costa to be in chelsea squads this years

  15. Godfred Baffoe

    May 3, 2014 at 11:07 am

    costa, hazard, willian, salah, Oscar, matic, Ramirez, luiz n co… our enemies are now going to cry forever. Chelsea till the sea get dry in the rainy season!!!

  16. prince

    May 3, 2014 at 11:24 am

    i wonder which tv the kwasi guy watches.how u wish jose was ur dad.

  17. muyiwa

    May 3, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Yes Costa is a good buy. Like Jose said now its about us and none else. We know we are the most hated of all but then that shows we are succeeding; it shows we are relevant and doing amazing things. Next season we will be stronger.

  18. james Nylons

    May 4, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Diego costa is a must for the Blue’s front line up!We want more goals next season,but Hazard must not go anywhere! Keep him at La Reserve hotel,next door!

  19. Udeme Efiok

    May 23, 2014 at 11:22 am

    We love u costa nd we suport u mou.Blues fan 2 d core,dats y my blood is blue.

  20. samwisw

    May 27, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    waw wat a great signing mou kudos to u.pls let hazard stay n also bring lavezzi

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