According to the Telegraph this morning, Chelsea hope to complete a deal for long-term striking target Diego Costa before the end of the week, having been linked to the Atletico Madrid talisman relentlessly throughout the season.

The 6 foot 2 front-man, affectionately referred to as ‘The Beast’ by manager Diego Simeone, is seen as an ideal acquisition for the Blues’ customary lone striking role, echoing the physical, aggressive and confrontational style of Stamford Bridge legend Didier Drogba.

He’s been in unbelievable form this season too, with his 36 goals in all competitions firing the Mattress Makers to a La Liga title and Champions League final. At 25 years of age and with the World Cup just around the corner, now is the perfect time to buy the £32million-rated goalscorer.

But with Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, Samuel Eto’o and David Luiz already announcing their West London departures and Demba Ba and Fernando Torres expected to follow suit, it’s unlikely Diego Costa will be Jose Mourinho’s only major purchase this summer.

Accordingly, here’s a list of SIX players who could soon join the Spain international at Stamford Bridge. Some inspired by his arrival, others more coincidental.

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Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid)

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