According to The Telegraph, Chelsea forward Diego Costa is ready to join the legion of football stars moving to the Chinese Super League if a huge offer comes in for his services.
The Brazilian born Spain international has not enjoyed a fine season this term and it is believed to be keen to leave the Blues at the end of the season as report claims that the striker is discontent with life in England due to criticism over his discipline on the pitch, which recently landed him in a three-match ban.
Clubs in China are believed to be willing to spend up to £70m on the striker – a fee the Blues will happily sell for. Costa’s former team Atletico Madrid are also interested in bringing the player back but the player is likely to make the trip to Asia as it may turn out the case of the highest bidder.
Speaking to Spanish radio COPE last month Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo revealed the club’s desire to bring the talisman back to Spain.
‘We have a magnificent relationship with the players who leave this club.
‘He is a magnificent player but he is a Chelsea player. We will do everything possible and let’s see what Chelsea say because it does not depend on us.’
Costa joined Chelsea in the summer of 2014 for a reported £32m fee.