Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Atletico Madrid star Diego Costa will be a part of his squad during the summer transfer window.
The Portuguese tactician has made no attempt to hide his admiration for the Brazil-born Spanish international in the last few months. Reports surfacing earlier this month suggested that Costa has passed a medical with the Blues and is on the verge of completing a £32m switch to Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho desperately wants to sign a prolific goalscorer as he aims to guide his side to win trophies in the upcoming campaign. The 25-year-old continued to impress for Atletico last season with 36 goals in all competitions, as Diego Simeone's side won the La Liga for the first time in 18 years and finished runners-up in the Champions League.
"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 told Marca.
The former Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss' comments only suggest that he will go to any extent possible to swiftly complete the striker's transfer from the Spanish capital outfit. Earlier this month, Costa had already dropped a huge hint about his potential departure from Vicente Calderon by saying, "Am I going to Chelsea? It looks like it."
Chelsea have already begun their business in the transfer window having signed former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona for a reported £27m fee.
Mourinho is clearly aiming to improve his team in all possible areas and looks poised to have his desire of signing his number one target fulfilled in the coming weeks.
The 51-year-old also went on to answer the question surrounding Costa's teammate at Atletico, Thibaut Courtois, who has been on loan with the reigning Spanish champions for the last three seasons.
The 22-year-old, currently on duty with the Belgium squad for World Cup in Brazil, expressed his intention to be the first choice shot-stopper, irrespective of where he will be playing next season. But Mourinho insists that the former Genk starlet will come back to Chelsea when the tournament in South America draws to a close next month.
"When the World Cup in Brazil is over, Courtois will be coming straight back to Stamford Bridge - end of story," Mourinho concluded.