Tianjin Quanjian still interested in signing Diego Costa

Tianjin Quanjian still interested in signing Diego Costa

Costa was in superb form at the start of the season as he bagged 15 goals in the first half of the campaign, but his form has dropped drastically since the offer from China in January.

However, with Chelsea in a fine position to reclaim the biggest prize in England, the Blues held firm and Costa was made to stay.

"We've already contacted several players; our standards are very high". A move to a league in progress like China doesn't make sense right now, but according to a report from Sky Sports, it looks like it will happen.

It's no secret that Costa tried to force through a move to former club Atletico Madrid last summer as a result of what the 28-year-old perceived as unfair treatment from referees.

Tianjin are reportedly ready to make Costa the best-paid player in the world, with a contract worth £650,000 a week after tax.

White Sox end Yankees' 8-game winning streak
More and more, it looked like the Mariners were about to be no-hit for the first time since Philip Humber's flawless game in 2012. The Japanese right-hander found his form while working into the seventh inning after struggling in his previous two starts.

Chelsea are now four points clear at the top of the Premier League and face Tottenham, who are second in the table, this Saturday in the semi-final of the FA Cup.

Chelsea's hopes of re-signing Lukaku could also be helped by the goal-scoring habit of Tammy Abraham, who's spent this season on loan at Bristol City and is now just a handful of goals shy of his own stated aim of 30 for the season.

Tianjin already has a number of well-known footballing names on their books with Fabio Cannavaro holding down the position of manager, while Alexander Pato and Axel Witsel arrived at the club following their promotion from the second division.

Over the past couple of years, a number of renowned footballers including Ezequiel Lavezzi, Carlos Tevez and Graziano Pelle, have made the move to clubs in the Chinese Super League.

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