Diego Costa has hinted that he is not guaranteed to leave Chelsea in the summer transfer window.
According to Sky Sports, Costa, who bagged his 20th Premier League goal of the season against Middlesbrough on Monday evening, is a target for Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjin.
Sky Sports report that Antonio Conte has continually been unable to guarantee that Costa will be at Stamford Bridge beyond this season, but the Spaniard has suggested that he could yet stay put in West London.
Sky Sports cite South American outlet DirecTV Sports, who spoke to Costa about the possibility of him leaving Chelsea this summer: “I am the owner of my future and it does not mean that I am going to China.”
If Costa is willing to commit to Chelsea, it is good news from a Chelsea perspective. The 28-year-old has been influential in our success this term, as he was in the 2014/15, title-winning campaign. It took us several years to adequately replace Didier Drogba – it could be the same with Costa.