Diego Costa set to leave Chelsea
Chelsea’s preparations for the FA Cup semi-final against Spurs have not been great.
On Thursday evening it emerged that captain Gary Cahill could miss the match with a bug that saw him hospitalised for two days earlier this week.
And, the Diego Costa moving to China rumours have returned quite seriously in recent hours as well.
Costa: Without a Premier League goal in 5 games
Costa has come in for plenty of criticism over the past few weeks as for the first time in his Premier League career, the Spanish striker has failed to score in five games.
In addition, Costa was poor at Manchester United last weekend, where he seemed more keen to fight with Marcos Rojo than score.
In the days following the match it emerged that Costa reportedly also suffered from a bug at Old Trafford.
China move likely
Costa’s head was undoubtedly turned in the January transfer window, when he saw former Chelsea team mate Oscar leave for China.
And, despite returning to the Chelsea side after an argument with manager Antonio Conte, continues to press for a big money move.
On Thursday evening, reports confirmed that Costa’s move to China in the summer window still looks likely.
£650,000 a week!
Sky Sports reported that Tianjin Quanjian are working on a summer deal to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea.
Personal terms are set at an incredible £650,000 a week contract.
And, the Chinese side are ready to pay “crazy” transfer fee. Reports in France suggest that Tianjin Quanijan have been told by Chelsea to pay 150 million euros for Costa.
Whilst these numbers are undoubtedly insane, Tianjin Quanjian owner Shu Yuhui has confirmed “I can only say that we are still working on the (Costa) deal.”
Chelsea have been linked with a host of top strikers to replace Costa, including former Blues forward Romelu Lukaku.
Tianjin Quanjian working on summer deal to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea. £650,000 a week contract. Ready to pay "crazy" transfer fee
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) April 20, 2017
Tianjin Quanjian owner Shu Yuhui confirms: "I can only say that we are still working on the (Costa) deal." #cfc
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) April 20, 2017
— Johnny Séverin (@jseverin11) April 20, 2017