The Chinese Super League has been a subject widely discussed in the various booths around the Transfer Tavern, with this bartender having noted at least three separate sets of Chelsea fans talking about Diego Costa and the lure of all that cash in the Far East in the past week alone!
January was dominated on the transfer front in regards to the Blues by the Asian nation’s spending power, with both Oscar and John Obi Mikel lured away for vast fees, but it was the aforementioned Costa who really grabbed the headlines amid his ‘will he, won’t he?’ saga regarding a move to China.
As well all know, the Spaniard has stayed put and is continuing to bang in the goals for Antonio Conte as his side push on to get over the line and lift the Premier League title, but an interesting report from SFR Sport has revealed that the club told Tianjin Quanjian that an offer of €150m (£128m) will be enough for his services at the end of the summer, and considering the ludicrous spending over in the CSL it would be no shock to see this world-record-smashing deal come off.
If it does, Chelsea will have a whole heap of cash in their coffers with which they could secure multiple players to make Conte’s already fearsome XI even better. With that in mind, here are TWO essential buys should the Londoners cash in on Costa…
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