Rarely does a day go past without Costa’s name being linked with a Chelsea exit. It might be this summer that he finally gets his alleged wish. Tianjin Quanjian have been chasing him since the winter window and, if reports are to be believed, are closing in on a deal. Should the striker agree, he’ll be earning £650,000 a week after tax.
Chinese clubs will be back splashing the cash in the summer transfer window, making offers some players (and agents) will find too lucrative to refuse.
Diego Costa reportedly already has a £650,000 a-week contract to consider from Tianjin Quanjian, whose owner Shu Yuhui has said deals with ‘two or three stars’ have been agreed.
So who might be heading to the Far East?
Scroll through the gallery above to check out six players who could soon make a move to the Chinese Super League.