New contract? Five reasons Chelsea should be cashing in on Costa instead

According to reports from The Sun, Chelsea striker Diego Costa is set to sign a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge that will make him the club’s top earner in a £220,000 per-week plus incentives deal, that could equate to a staggering £65m.

On the surface, it’s a great deal for the Blues; most rate the Spain international as one of the best strikers in world football and he’s played a crucial role in Chelsea’s title charge this season, notching up 15 strikes in the Premier League to help propel his side to an eight-point lead at the division’s summit.

But Sky Sports suggest such reports are a little premature and that could well be a blessing in disguise. Despite Costa’s undoubted ability, FootballFanCast aren’t quite convinced by the plans to tie down Costa to a bumper contract.

In fact, we reckon the Blues should instead consider cashing in on their star striker this summer. Here’s why…