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Reports: Chelsea Close to Costa, Fabregas Deals
PA Sport, June 6th, 2014 3PM

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Chelsea reportedly wants to finish the Diego Costa deal before the World Cup starts. The Atletico Madrid striker, who scored 36 goals in all competitions for the Spanish champ last season, is keen to move to Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea looking to push through a deal. According to PA Sport, the Blues have already triggered his buyout clause, which is rumored to be 32 million pounds ($53.7 million), and want to push the deal through before next Thursday’s World Cup opener.

“Chelsea have made an offer to Atlético Madrid in compliance with the buyout terms in Diego Costa’s contract, and have been advised that the player has provided notice to Atlético Madrid invoking the buyout clause and directing the club to accept Chelsea’s offer,” a club source confirmed told PA Sport. “Chelsea look forward to entering into formal transfer documentation with Atlético Madrid as soon as possible so that the player can concentrate on the World Cup.”

Meanwhile, Spanish sports daily Marca reports (via the Daily Star) that a move for Cesc Fabregas is also in place, with the Barcelona midfielder accepting a four-year contract at Stamford Bridge worth an estimated 8.1 million pounds ($13.6 million) per year. According to the report, the Blues will shell out close to 30 million pounds ($50.4 million) for the Spain international.

So far, the Marca report hasn’t been confirmed by any other news outlets, although Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has gone on record saying he is interested in the former Arsenal captain’s "situation."

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