Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Tianjin Quanjian working on Diego Costa deal

Tianjin Quanjian working on Diego Costa deal

According to a report in the Daily Mirror, Chelsea are bracing themselves for another a fresh £650,000-a-week offer from China for Spain striker Diego Costa that will make him the highest paid player in the world.

In fact, Costa has found the back of the net just 3 times in 12 Premier League appearances in 2017, and has failed to score in the last five top flight games - his worst drought in a Chelsea shirt.

The Spain worldwide was the subject of interest from the Chinese Super League in January, though the Blues turned down an £80million offer for his services at the time.

Costa had a training ground bust-up with manager Antonio Conte in the aftermath and was dropped for Chelsea's match with Leicester. They believe that Tianjin will return for Costa in the summer, and will offer him £620,000-a-week to try and entice him to the Far East - that equates to an eye-watering £32million-a-year.

"We are working on bringing in more big-name players", he said.

The 28-year-old's contract at Stamford Bridge runs out in the summer of 2019 but he has had had a hard second half of the season and rumours have re-surfaced over his unhappiness with life in London. We expect the best.

And Yuhui suggested that his club will continue to try and tempt top players to join his club, saying: "We have high standards [in buying foreign players] and those players prefer top clubs such as Bayern Munich and Real Madrid".

"We may have to pay bigger price because our club are now competing with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich".

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