Diego Costa ‘hates English football’ and is pushing for Chelsea exit

Diego Costa wants to quit Chelsea because he hates English football and the Football Association, according to reports.

The Sun claims that the 28-year-old has told friends about his unhappiness in the Premier League and that he will push for a move away from Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window. The report also claims that Costa has agreed a deal in principle over a move to the Chinese Super League but Chelsea are refusing to sell until at least the end of the campaign.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Antonio Conte manager / head coach of Chelsea hugs Diego Costa of Chelsea after the Premier League match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium on October 30, 2016 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

Tianjin Quanjian are ready to launch an £80 million bid and are prepared to offer Costa a tax-free salary worth £30m a year, plus a £5m signing-on fee.

Antonio Conte will have showdown talks with his star striker next week after he missed Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Leicester City. The Italian claimed that the striker was absent due to a back problem.

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