Diego Costa reveals 'it looks like' he will be joining Chelsea from Atletico Madrid

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Diego Costa admits

'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

delaying tactics

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

crossbar.

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

shape.

'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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