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In-demand Costa puts off transfer talks

ESPN staff
May 1, 2014
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Diego Costa says several clubs have already made offers in the hope of luring him from Atletico Madrid at the end of the season.

But the coveted striker, whose 36th goal of the season helped Atletico Madrid beat Chelsea 3-1 in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg to set up an all-La Liga final against Real Madrid, insists he will not be rushed into a decision.

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Reports in Spain claim that a £50 million transfer to Chelsea has already been agreed and Atletico manager Diego Simeone has said he would not stop the powerful frontman from accepting Chelsea's deal.

"I feel good at Atletico, I am happy in Madrid," Costa told Sky Sports Italia after Wednesday's game at Stamford Bridge. "We will see what happens, there are offers but it is too early yet to talk. Now I am just thinking about the end of the season, I want to win the Champions League and La Liga."

Costa, who has scored four and missed four penalties this season, showed great nerve to smash in from the spot early in the second half, giving Atletico a 2-1 lead on the night and second away goal which deflated Chelsea and left Jose Mourinho to rue the minute which "killed" the game.

The 25 year old was substituted late on after a clash in the lead up to Arda Turan's clinching third Atletico goal but was unconcerned about the injury.

"What I got was just a bang, nothing important," he said. "We deserve to be in the final. The team was calm after Torres' [opening] goal, we were tremendous for the whole game."

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