Diego Costa reveals 'it looks like' he will be joining Chelsea from Atletico Madrid
'it looks like'
Atletico Madrid striker will
move to Chelsea
Chelsea have met striker's
buyout clause of £32million
West London club have been
frustrated by Atletico's
25-year-old featured heavily
in Spain's 2-0 friendly win
against El Salvador
Diego Costa took another step
closer to confirming his £32million
move to Chelsea on Saturday night
after claiming 'it looks like' he is
set to join Jose Mourinho's side.
As Sportsmail revealed on
Thursday, everything is in place for
the Spain international to move to
Stamford Bridge and Costa hasThe game was less than five
minutes old when he got behind
the defense to chase down Xabi
Alonso's long ball and was taken
down by Henry Hernandez near the
top of the box.
The penalty was given, but Cesc
Fabregas failed to take advantage
when his spot kick sailed over the
Costa went on to have several more
of his team's scoring chances.
None was better than his point-
blank header that was somehow
saved by the outstretched right
hand of the leaping Hernandez in
the second half.
The 25-year-old nearly played a
part in Villa's first goal in the 60th
minute. When Alonso crossed to
Sergio Ramos, Hernandez
committed himself to the ball and
left the net open.
Ramos headed the ball back to the
middle, and Costa swung his right
leg high for a sure-fire strike - but
Villa barely got there first and
headed it in.
Costa was subbed for Xavi
Hernandez in the 74th minute.
With the leg looking fine, the final
step is to get back in full game
'It was good to get rid of the fear I
had,' Costa said through an
interpreter after the match. 'I am
not 100 per cent, but about the
injury, it is clear that I am very
well, that I am better. So this week
I must work hard.'
spoken out about the transfer for
the first time.
Speaking after Spain's 2-0 friendly
win against El Salvador, Costa told
AS: 'Am I going to Chelsea? It
looks like it.'
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