Chelsea Set For £60M Deal Ahead Of Summer Transfer Window
The season is over already in the English premier league, and our attention is turned towards the fast-approaching summer transfer window.
Chelsea are premier league champions and are going to play in the Champions League next season. Their Italian manager Antonio Conte, as expected, is planning to bolster his squad ahead of a busy campaign next term.
Chelsea has been linked with a handful of top players as the summer transfer window approaches. However, the club are also set to lose some of their stars -one of which is Diego Costa.
Throughout the January transfer window, the Spanish forward was linked with a move to the Chinese Super League.
However, a move failed to materialized and the 28-year-old stay put at Stamford Bridge to assist the west London club win the premier league title.
However, it appears the Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian are not backing off as they are set to pay £76m for the Spaniard (via The Times) this summer. Nevertheless, it was added that the deal is in doubt due to a new update by the Chinese Football Association in regards to tax on money spent on foreign players.
Antonio Conte is already sourcing for a replacement for Costa, and has been linked with Everton star striker Romelu Lukaku ahead of the summer transfer window. However, the Belgian’s club are said to be demanding a world record fee of £100M for him.
The Times claimed the premier league champions are now set to sell Costa for anything above £60m to get more funds for their summer activities.