Chelsea have made no secret of their interest in Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa and now seem clear favourites to sign the Brazil born Spanish international.
To add fuel to the fire, Diego Simeone has admitted this week that they would not stand in the way of the player leaving this summer if that was what he truly wanted.
Chelsea will play Costa’s Atletico Madrid in the semi-final of the Champions League next week and reports in Spain this week have claimed that Jose Mourinho has given his blessing for an opening bid of £35million and it is now believed that Chelsea have put together personal terms for Costa.
The deal to take Costa to Chelsea could involve Fernando Torres moving in the opposite direction to sweeten the deal.
And the Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has recently admitted that Fernando Torres has kept in touch with him and that the Chelsea striker would be welcomed back to his boyhood club with open arms.
Everything about the deal looks set to go through with Chelsea clearly interested, Atletico Madrid willing to let the player leave, and also being open to a potential cash plus player deal.
Written By Eoghan Smith