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The Premier League club have confirmed the striker will move to Stamford Bridge after paying his buy-out clause, with a deal costing up to £75 million including fees and salary

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid after meeting the Spain international's buy-out clause, the Premier League club have confirmed.

As reported by Goal in early May, the striker's move to Stamford Bridge was tied up following Chelsea's Champions League semi-final exit to Atleti - with the Blues paying around £35 million including agent's fees.

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The Brazil-born Spain international will also triple his wages at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea to hand the 25-year-old a five-year contract worth £150,000 a week.

The move has long been mooted, with Costa himself confirming the agreement exclusively to Goal in June: "Why would I have chosen to play for Chelsea? It is a thing that is about to happen.

"Things are going in a direction and, if they keep going as they are going, it is the team I will play for in the next season.
    
"I've wanted to play in the Premier League for a while. Chelsea are one of the greatest clubs of the world so there are many factors that make you take a decision like this."

Costa will become Chelsea's second signing of the summer following the capture of Cesc Fabregas from Arsenal, with Jose Mourinho also pursuing Juventus and France star Paul Pogba in a potential deal worth £60m.






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