Costa passes Chelsea medical

English media sources report that Diego Costa has passed a medical with Chelsea ahead of a move to Stamford Bridge.

Speculation has been rife throughout the season that the Atletico Madrid forward was set for a switch to West London, and so it has proved.

The Guardian report that the Blues have already paid the €40m release clause in Costa’s Rojiblancos contract, meaning the path is now clear for the Spanish international to join Jose Mourinho’s team.

25-year-old Costa scored 27 goals in 35 La Liga appearances for Atletico this season as Diego Simeone’s side defied all the odds to be crowned Spanish champions.

However, he will now finalise a deal that will secure his transfer to the Premier League outfit.

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