Tianjin ready to make incredible offer for Chelsea star

While Tianjin owner Shu Yuhui admits his side are still interested in signing the Spain global, but have their sights set on other high-profile targets.

And now Antonio Conte's premier striker might also be following suit with Shu Yuhui, the billionaire owner of Tianjin, claiming that a deal for the Spanish striker is being worked on and could be finalised in the next transfer window.

Costa was in superb form at the start of the season as he bagged 15 goals in the first half of the campaign, but his form has dropped drastically since the offer from China in January.

Tianjin are reportedly ready to make the Spain striker the highest paid player in world football by offering him a staggering £650,000-a-week deal, after tax.

Costa's £150,000-a-week Chelsea contract runs out in the summer of 2019. "And we have already made contacts with several players", he told Sina Sports.

"However, the best players want to go to clubs such as Bayern Munich or Real Madrid". Their asking price for Big Rom may be outrageous as well (like £100m outrageous), but if we can finance most of that with Costa's fee, it suddenly looks a lot less outrageous.

Talks between Costa and his advisers ensured he remained in place at Chelsea until the end of the season, but it appears that the 28-year-old could now be close to agreeing a move to China's Super League.

He's gone five games without a goal since netting against West Ham in March, his longest Premier League goal drought all season. It's safe to say we have the same transfer targets as those illustrious clubs.

  • Angelo Rivera