Diego Costa helped Chelsea to their second league title in his three years there only a few days ago, much to the delight of the Blues in the bar of the Transfer Tavern.
The Spaniard is a popular figure amongst the west London locals propping up our bar, though his future has been up in the air for what must seem an eternity now.
Despite his pivotal role in Antonio Conte’s title-winning side, suggestions he could make a money-spinning move to the Chinese Super League have been rife over the last few months.
Indeed, they will reportedly demand in excess of £60m if any team is to attempt to take the former Atletico Madrid marksman from Stamford Bridge.
A mammoth £76m switch to the CSL outfit has been touted of late, though the news from the Chinese Football Association yesterday of a new 100% tax to be imposed on the signing of foreign players looks to have scuppered it.
Desperate to keep him at the Bridge, the Chelsea fans in the bar are delighted.
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