Chelsea confirm Diego Costa signing

Atletico Madrid's Brazilian forward Diego da Silva Costa gives the thumbs up after scoring during the Spanish league football match Elche vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Manuel Martinez Valero Stadium in Elche on November 30, 2013
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Chelsea confirm the signing of striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid on a five-year deal.

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid.

The 25-year-old Spanish international has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge for an undisclosed fee.

However, it is understood that Costa has joined the Blues for around £32m.

Chelsea and Atletico agreed the move at the start of the month before finalising it on Tuesday afternoon.

"I am very happy to sign for Chelsea. Everybody knows it is a big club in a very competitive league, and I am very excited to get started in England with a fantastic coach and teammates," Costa told Chelsea's official website.

"Having played against Chelsea last season I know the high quality of the squad I am joining.

"I would like to thank everybody at Atletico who made me into the player I am, it was an incredible time for me, but now I am starting a new adventure and I hope to win many trophies with Chelsea."

Costa, who joined Atletico Madrid from Real Valladolid in 2010, scored 35 goals in 44 games last season.

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