Chelsea are set to lose Diego Costa this summer according to sources at Sky Sports, who have reported that Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian are working on a move for the Blues forward to bring him to the club this summer.
The CSL side previously tried to sign the Spaniard in January and now owner Shu Yuhui has confirmed that talks to take Costa to China are still ongoing.
Tianjin are said to be set to offer Costa a contract worth somewhere in the region of £34million-per-year, which would make him the highest paid player in world football should the 28-year-old make the switch this summer.
Costa has scored 22 goals this season for the Blues, making him the club’s top scorer, and Chelsea will be looking for a high profile replacement should they lose their star striker.
Antonio Conte’s side have been linked with a number of Europe’s top forwards including former Blue Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal ace Alexis Sanchez, so who should they turn to to replace Costa if he were to leave Stamford Bridge?