Chelsea may be preparing to face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League next Tuesday, but it hasn't put an end to rumors their opponent's star striker could be on his way to Stamford Bridge come the summer.
Diego Costa has been a long-term transfer target for Jose Mourinho, and this week, Atleti manager Diego Simeone admitted he remains powerless to stop Costa from moving to London or anywhere else that he chooses.
"It will depend on him and what he thinks is best for his future," Simeone told radio station Onda Cero, per Sky Sports.
"I will support any decision he makes. It's natural that Chelsea are interested in him and that makes me happy, because my aim and that of my coaching staff is to see our players improve.
"We understand that Chelsea have huge financial power and if he wants to live off football for the rest of his life, I will have no problem in him going."
They're promising words for Chelsea fans and less so for followers of Atletico.
Costa has shown his worth these past couple of seasons in Madrid, and here are five reasons why he'll continue to do the same with Chelsea.