The Premier League is set to lose yet another player to the Chinese Super League as reports say Chelsea striker Diego Costa has signed a pre contract with Tianjin Quanjian.
The Spaniard is set to line up alongside Axel Witsel and AlexandrePato for a whopping €30 million per year in wages.
The deal would reportedly be concluded in May, with the Blues in unison with the whole affair. The player was spotted with his agent Jorge Mendes and reps of the Chinese outfit. The transfer would cost the Far East side €90 million to complete. This should be enough as Chelsea hunt a replacement for Costa. Alvaro Morata, RomeluLukaku and a few others have been linked with the striking role at Stamford Bridge but happenings in the summer would decide.
Elsewhere, Manchester United have been their interest in teenage sensation KylianMbappe hit a bend as AS Monaco reject a £72 million bid. The Guardian reports that the French side wants at least £100 million for the 18-year old striker.
The French player did not score as Monaco crashed 2-0 at home in the hands of Juventus in the Champions League semi-final on Wednesday. However, Mbappe proved his mettle with some brilliant displays. Monaco knows the youngster dreams of playing for Real Madrid. They are in no rush to sell him as they could gain much more financially from next year.
United’s coach Jose Mourinho had other players on his wish list like Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos, RadjaNainggolan and TiemoueBakayoko. Any of the players would be an ideal replacement to the aging Michael Carrick with Morgan Schneiderlin gone.