Thursday, 30 March, 2017

Chelsea and Diego Costa yet to agree terms on new contract

Chelsea FC news Diego Costa poised to sign new five-year contract after snubbing Chinese Super League offer Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and striker Diego Costa
Kristopher Love | 17 February, 2017, 00:55

According to The Metro and several other English papers, Spanish star striker Diego Costa is all set to sign a bumper £57million contract at his current club Chelsea.

The league leaders have reportedly offered a new five-year deal, worth £57million, to the Spain worldwide.

He helped them win the Premier League and League Cup two years ago and has scored 15 goals this term.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said that everything between him and Costa is fine now after their bust up earlier this year saying "he is very happy to stay with us". "Diego is a really important player".

Fabregas' future at Stamford Bridge is also the subject of speculation given that he has struggled to break into the first team despite impressing this season.

"The situation is very clear".

But he was heavily linked with a move away from west London in the January transfer window, with Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian appearing to be a potential destination. "He is very happy to fight for the title", the Italian boss continued.

According to The Sun, Chelsea have gone all out to keep the 28-year-old in place by offering him a deal potentially worth £65m - around £222,000 a week up front, plus an added £9m worth of bonuses on top - which he has agreed in principle.

Reports yesterday seemed to indicate that Chelsea and Costa had reached an agreement, but Sky today say that the sides are merely close, and that nothing has been signed quite yet. Yes, I think so.