Tianjin ready to make £650,000-a-week offer for Costa – report

Rob McCarthy

Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin Quanjian are reportedly working on a huge deal to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa this summer.

Sky Sports have reported that Tianjin, who tried to lure Costa during the January transfer window, are ready to make a move when their window re-opens on June 19.

Tianjin are reportedly ready to make the Spain striker the highest paid player in world football by offering him a staggering £650,000-a-week deal, after tax.

The 28-year-old’s contract at Stamford Bridge runs out in the summer of 2019 but he has had had a difficult second half of the season and rumours have re-surfaced over his unhappiness with life in London.

Tianjin, who are currently seventh in the Chinese Super League table after the opening five games of the season, are managed by Italian legend Fabio Cannavaro and snapped up Brazil striker Alexandre Pato for £15 million from Villarreal in January.

The Chinese Super League season began in March and ends in November, with a mid-season transfer window open from June 19 to July 14, during which time a massive offer is expected to come in for Costa.