The Atletico Madrid forward looks set to move to Stamford Bridge in the summer, with Blues manager Jose Mourinho having lamented the quality of his strikeforce this season
Goal revealed on Friday that the Brazil-born striker, who scored a penalty in their 3-1 second leg Champions League semi-final victory at Stamford Bridge, is to join the Blues this summer in a £35 million move.
The west Londoners hope to confirm the deal before the end of the season and ahead of Costa departing for the World Cup, where he is expected to be an integral member of the Spain squad trying to defend their 2010 crown.
Jose Mourinho has publicly lamented the quality of his strike-force on more than one occasion this season and this move will not come as a surprise, with Chelsea having kept tabs on one of Europe's hottest properties this campaign.
Goal Singapore readers were rather split in their opinion of the move, with 36.6% narrowly forming the majority who believe it is the right transfer for Chelsea. A further 36% were not that convinced, believing that perhaps Chelsea will have to alter their tactics to fit Costa's style of play. The remaining 27.4% were more vocal, convinced that the naturalised Spanish player is not the right fit for them.
There is no denying Costa's rising star, with the striker having played an integral role in Atletico's season after taking over the mantle from Radamel Falcao, who left for AS Monaco at the end of last season. He has scored 36 times in 49 games as Atletico lead the La Liga table and booked a final berth in the Champions League, in what has no doubt been his breakthrough season in the 25-year-old's second spell at the Calderon.