Jose Mourinho has stated that the club will not be looking to sign any players before the World Cup 2014, thus prompting speculation that the announcement of Diego Costa becoming a Chelsea player may be delayed. It has been heavily rumoured in the last few weeks that Chelsea had agreed a £ 32 million fee for the Spanish international, who has scored 35 goals this season. However, they were delaying the announcement because of Athletico’s commitments in the league and the Champions League. The club will be taking part in the Champions League final against archrivals Real Madrid.
After allowing the likes of Ashley Cole and Samuel Eto’o to leave the club on a free transfer, the club need to strengthen in several areas of the pitch including defence and up front. Costa could be one of first names to come to Stamford Bridge in the summer, but Jose Mourinho has hinted that the decision may not come until the World Cup is over. Costa will be part of the World Cup with the Spanish national team. He was originally born in Brazil, but his international allegiance turned towards the Spanish team in the last 12 months.
Costa, though, is a major doubt for the Champions League final due to the hamstring injury.
“Since the market will be open until 31st August, like it is, I think it will be more of the same. I think people (will) wait for the World Cup, wait for the first reaction of the first team, wait until after something happens. At Chelsea, the manager is the same, the basic structure of the team is the same, we don’t need the season to finish and the results of the season make the decisions about what we need and what we don’t need,” said the Chelsea manager.