Quanjian still after Costa

Diego Costa might leave Chelsea this summer

Tianjin Quanjian are still very much after landing the signature of Chelsea striker, Diego Costa in the nearest possible future.

The owner of the Chinese Super League club has revealed that he is still keen on signing the Spanish international.

Tianjin weighed the possibility of a deal for Costa during the winter transfer window back in January.

And the big-spending club are now set to rekindle their interest in the striker at the end of this season.

Any move is likely to be very lucrative with reports stating that Tianjin could make Costa the world’s highest-paid player.

And that is the case at this very moment as the Chinese side want to offer Costa a £650,000-per-week deal.

“I can only say that we are still working on the deal to sign Costa.

“And we have already made contacts with several players,” the owner of the club, Shu Yuhui disclosed to Sina Sports.

“We have high standards in buying foreign players and those players prefer top clubs.

“I mean very big players prefer top clubs such as Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

“It is safe to say that we have the same transfer targets as those illustrious clubs,” Yuhui summed up.

Tianjin have former Ballon d’Or winner, Fabio Cannavaro as their current manager.

And the club also have the likes of top players, Axel Witsel and Alexandre Pato already in their ranks.

Hasselbaink wants Chelsea to sign Lukaku, Morata

Romelu Lukaku (Left) or Alvaro Morata will be perfect for Chelsea, according to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Ex-Chelsea striker, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink wants the Blues to sign Everton striker, Romelu Lukaku or Real Madrid forward, Alvaro Morata.

The retired Dutch international says Chelsea need to sign Lukaku or Morata if striker, Diego Costa eventually leaves the club.

That is the case as the Spanish international is likely to depart Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

“Let’s not forget he used to be at Stamford Bridge and he’s been at a lot of clubs on loan.

“And that was because he needed games and playing time,” Hasselbaink disclosed to Sky Sports of Lukaku.

“Lukaku has been to West Brom on loan and he’s been at Everton and he’s done exceptionally well. Exceptional.

“The way that Chelsea are playing, he is, along with Morata, the player you are going to look at to replace Costa.

“Everton paid, at the time, a lot of money for him but because he has developed that well.

“Nowadays for players of his stature, you pay that kind of money.

“If you want to have a goalscorer in your team at that age, you have to pay,” Hasselbaink concluded.

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