Sources close to Chelsea have confirmed a bid has been made for Athletico Madrid superstar costa, more to follow as the summer signings begin and with the World Cup in rio it will open the flood gates for hidden talent around the world.

Chelsea have agreed a £32m deal with Atletico Madrid for striker Diego Costa, according to internal sources.

Costa, who has played a starring role in the Spanish club’s run towards a possible La Liga/Champions League double, has long been linked with a move to London, with Jose Mourinho desperate to sign a prolific striker.