Tianjin Quanjian owner coy on Diego Costa links

Chelsea star Diego Costa

The Chinese Super League club tried to sign the Spain striker during the January window, but a move did not materialise.

Although Costa has managed a reasonable return of 17 goals from 30 Premier League games this season, only three of those strikes have come in 2017 and his poor form in front of goal has been partially responsible for Chelsea's recent wobble.

It seems like Diego Costa's hot and cold Chelsea are is closing in to its end, as Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian are reportedly ready to do whatever it takes to land the Spanish striker at the end of the season, Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol reports.

Rumours that Costa had been offered a staggering £30million-a-year move to China continued to do the rounds and it looked as if the 28-year-old was all for the move.

The 28-year-old's contract at Stamford Bridge runs out in the summer of 2019 but he has had had a hard second half of the season and rumours have re-surfaced over his unhappiness with life in London.

"We have high standards [when it comes to buying foreign players] and those players prefer top clubs such as Bayern Munich and Real Madrid".

"We may have to pay bigger price because our club are now competing with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich".

"The only thing I can say about it is that we are still working on a deal", he revealed.

Tianjin splashed £15 million on Alexandre Pato - formerly of Chelsea - from Villarreal in January and are keen to make more strides in their next transfer window.

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