Diego Costa
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Diego Costa has confirmed once again his future is at Chelsea rather than Atletico Madrid, saying farewell to the La Liga champions.

Reports just before the World Cup suggested the Spanish international had already passed his medical at Stamford Bridge while the Blues had agreed to meet his £32m release clause.

It is understood the announcement was delayed due to the World Cup but after Spain's exit after defeats against Holland and Chile Costa admitted he was looking forward to join Chelsea.

"Now I am not very aware about it because I was thinking about the World Cup, but it is clear that my future is at Chelsea more than at Atletico Madrid," Costa was quoted by AS.

"I don't know how is the current situation (the negotiations with Chelsea) because I have not been focus on it. I asked people to don't bother me with that as I wanted to make things right for Spain and be focus in the team."

The Spanish international didn't hide his desire to join the Blues while seizing the opportunity to bid his farewell to Atletico Madrid.

"Atletico have been my home and my life. I have a lot of affection for the club but there are things in life that happen and you have to accept it.

"Atletico have been my whole life. I think after all this time fighting for having a place with them I succeeded. I tried to do for them in the best possible way and thanks to them I was able to secure a place with Spain."

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho recently revealed he was also hoping to see Costa at Stamford Bridge next season.

"Costa is a player I want in my team. I've asked the club to bring him in and I am extremely confident that we are going to get him and he'll end up signing for Chelsea," Mourinho said.