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Chelsea reach agreement to sign striker Diego Costa

Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid.

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In a statement tonight, Chelsea said:

"Chelsea Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa, with Chelsea meeting the buy-out clause for the Spanish international."

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Mark Schwarzer signs a new contract with Chelsea

Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has signed a new one-year contract with Chelsea. The former Australia international headed to Stamford Bridge last summer on a free transfer from Fulham.

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Schwarzer made 12 starts and a single substitute appearance - in the Champions League semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid. Earlier this week, Chelsea confirmed the departure of Portuguese goalkeeper Hilario at the end of his contract.

Defender Ashley Cole also leaves Chelsea this summer, along with England midfielder Frank Lampard.

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David Luiz to depart Chelsea

Chelsea's David Luiz celebrating with the UEFA Europa League trophy Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of Brazil defender David Luiz from Chelsea.

The 27-year-old will join the French champions following the World Cup, where he played in Thursday night's opener against Croatia in Sao Paulo.

A statement on the French club's website read: "Paris Saint-Germain are pleased to announce that for a period of five years Brazilian international David Luiz has moved from Chelsea FC."

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