Almost Blue: Diego Costa passes Chelsea medical

English Premier League club Chelsea are set to announce the signing of Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa before the FIFA World Cup tournament begins on next week Thursday.

The Spain international has passed his medical despite having to struggle with a series of hamstring injuries in the last season at Madrid.

Chelsea have met the realease clause of the UEFA Champions League finalist and are understood to have agreed a weekly wage of around £150 000.

The London club have also targerted Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Munich with the future of Demba Ba still in the balance.

Diego Costa will play with Chelsea player Fernando Torres at the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil before moving to Stamford Bridge as both players have been named in the final 23-man squad.

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