Opinions have been split in the Transfer Tavern today as the local Chelsea fans tuck into their fry ups, after reports in the Telegraph this morning suggested Blues forward Diego Costa WOULD consider a move to China.
It’s not been the best of seasons for the fiery Spaniard, who was influential in spearheading the attack that brought a first Premier League title to West London in half a decade last term.
Though he’s notched a reasonable enough 15 goals across all competitions this season, it has been blighted by barren spells and fallouts with previous manager Jose Mourinho.
It is claimed that the 27-year old will look to leave Stamford Bridge after growing disgruntled at life in England after constant questions about his disciplinary record.
A return to former charges Atletico Madrid has been the outcome most commonly mooted in the tabloids, though it is understood that sort of riches the mega wealthy Chinese Super League can offer would be hard to compete with.
French champions Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with making a move for the La Roja international, as they bid to find replacements for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Over the course of the January transfer window, the Blues sold midfielder Ramires, who became one of many players to leave top European leagues to make the move to Asia, in a deal worth around £25m.
It is believed that Costa’s agent, the infamous Jorge Mendes, has crafted a good relationship with President of the People’s Republic Xi Jinping, as the pair look to attract top playing talent to the CSL.
Costa will be suspended for Chelsea’s next game against Swansea, after being banned for an additional game following his conduct in relation to his dismissal away at Everton in the FA Cup.