Just two weeks ago, Chelsea boss Conte is considered a very lucky coach. Not just because his team was on a 13-game winning streak, but he has one of the best strikers in the world in the person of Diego Costa leading his attack and leading the Premier League goal scoring chart.
Unfortunately, the Spaniard has fallen out with Antonio Conte and he could be leaving the Stamford Bridge club within a matter of weeks.
But in spite of incomprehensible wages on offer in China, the talented striker is willing to hold crisis talks over the issue, and he has one specific demand which could make or break his future in the Premier League.
Different things are being heard regarding the drift. There was accusations of lies, and there was Conte simply citing a back injury for the 28-year-old’s unavailability. But everything is confusing.
Sky Sources have notwithstanding said something interesting about the issue which comes in the form of crisis talks set to take place at Chelsea’s training ground on Tuesday.
Diego Costa’s representatives are believed to go into the meeting demanding a contract worth a superb £300,000-a-week.
Considering that he currently take home £150,000-a-week, Chelsea management might have to think twice about the demand, but latest rival bids from China may make them think faster.
It was reported that Tianjin Quanjian have contacted the Spaniard’s representatives and the Chinese club are willing to put a superb £30,000,000-a-year deal on the table. And even though Chelsea won’t be able to match such a fee, the blues may have to up their financial offer to pull in the other direction.
On this issue, Chelsea need to approach things delicately, or they might eventually lose their valuable asset. The 28-year-old has scored 14 goals and provided five assists so far this season. Only Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is able to match such tallies.