Chelsea complete £32m deal for Spain's Diego Costa
Published 02/07/2014 | 02:30
The Spain striker's contract contained a €40m (£32m) buy-out clause, which Chelsea last night confirmed they had met. In a statement, Atletico said Costa had sought a move to Chelsea but the club had insisted on receiving his full buy-out clause.
Costa, who scored 35 goals last season as Atletico won the Spanish title and reached the final of the Champions League, will team up at Chelsea with his international team-mate Cesc Fabregas, who joined from Barcelona last month.
Eto'o and Cole, both 33, had been expected to leave the Premier League side after their contracts came to an end last month.