Chinese Super League club confirm they're in for Chelsea's Diego Costa

Diego Costa

The Chinese Super League club tried to sign Costa during the January window, but their owner Shu Yuhui has confirmed that talks to take Costa to China are still continuing.

Although Costa has managed a reasonable return of 17 goals from 30 Premier League games this season, only three of those strikes have come in 2017 and his poor form in front of goal has been partially responsible for Chelsea's recent wobble.

The Chinese Super League outfit are believed to have been the club to offer the Brazilian a deal worth £600,000-a-week back in January.

The Spain global was heavily linked with a move to China's lucrative top flight in January but made a decision to stay at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are not selling Abraham, to be sure - he's already attracting potential bids in the £10-15m range - but a possible loan to Everton, who are said to be interested, could grease the wheels of summer-defining transfers for both teams.

He told Sina Sports: "I can only say that we are still working on the deal [to sign Costa]".

"However, the best players want to go to clubs such as Bayern Munich or Real Madrid". It's safe to say we have the same transfer targets as those illustrious clubs.

"We may have to pay bigger price because our club are now competing with Real Madrid & Bayern Munich".

Whether that's with or without Costa remains to be seen, but one thing is for certain. They are managed by Italian World Cup victor Fabio Cannavaro and signed Alexandre Pato for £15 million from Villarreal in January.

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