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.
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.