Report: Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa passes Chelsea medical
JUN 04, 2014 12:00p ET
Chelsea have met the buy-out clause in the 25-year-old's contract with Atletico and he will now negotiate personal terms.
Costa was one of the revelations of the 2013/14 season, scoring 36 goals in 52 games for Atletico as they won the La Liga title for the first time since 1996.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho made a striker his summer priority after Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba all struggled for goals last season.
Costa was one of Atletico's scorers in the semi-finals of the Champions League when they came from behind to knock Mourinho's men out with a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge.