Saturday 22 July 2017

Costa set for China

Chelsea's Diego Costa. Photo: Glyn Kirk/AFP Photo
Chelsea's Diego Costa. Photo: Glyn Kirk/AFP Photo
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Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian are confident of completing the summer signing of Chelsea striker Diego Costa in a stunning £76m deal.

Costa has been offered the chance to become the most expensive player in China, eclipsing the £71m Shanghai Shenhua paid for Carlos Tevez, and earn more than£25m a year.

The deal would allow Chelsea to put the huge windfall towards a bid for Romelu Lukaku, who Everton value at £100m, and would finally end the saga surrounding Costa's future.

Pictures emerged last week of Costa meeting with the agent Jorge Mendes in a London restaurant, at which representatives of Tianjin were also believed to be present.

Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan are also keen on Costa.

Irish Independent

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