Spain international striker Diego Costa has been a subject of big money switch to China and Chelsea have received £80million offer from Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian.
The Chinese club are ready to break the bank for 28-year-old Chelsea forward who has been heavily linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge earlier in the summer.
Former Atletico Madrid star has been in fine form for the Blues since the start of the current campaign, he has played a vital role for Chelsea thus far as Antonio Conte’s side sit in the first place of the Premier League table, while Diego Costa leading the charts of goal’s.
According to the reports from Sun, Chelsea’s talisman is the latest star to be targeted by the Chinese Super League, with his former teammate Oscar and ex-Man United striker Carlos Tevez already completed a switch to Asia.
It is claimed Tianjin saw a £50m bid rejected by the Blues last month but that the club intend to revive their interest and improve the offer.
If Costa was to leave Stamford Bridge he would reportedly earn around £480,000-a-week in China, although there is no suggestion Conte would consider selling his top scorer.
According to the Metro reports, Chelsea lining up club-record £60million bid for Southampton defensive rock Virgil van Dijk who has been on the radar of Manchester United, Liverpool and Man City in the recent months.
The Dutch defender has made himself as one of the best defensive prospects in Premier League and his fine form this term has attracted interest from hosts of British clubs.
And Antonio Conte who is keen on to strengthen defensive are in the middle of the season and identified Virgil van Dijk as his no.1 transfer target and ready to break the bank for his signature.
Chelsea are likely to lose John Terry at the end of the current campaign and Dutchman seems to be an ideal addition to the squad that are fighting for the Premier League title.
And now Chelsea look ready to spend big to beat rivals City, Liverpool and Man United in the race for 25-year-old defeneder.
£60m would be a club-record purchase for the west Londoners, eclipsing the £50m they paid Liverpool for Fernando Torres in 2011, and it would also be significantly more than John Stones moved to City for in the summer.
According to the reports from Britain, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has made contact with highly-demanded Bundesliga defender Ricardo Rodriguez’s agent ahead of potential swoop in the winter.
The 24-year-old full-back has become on of the key players for Wolfsburg since his transfer back in 2012 and the German outfits are desperate to keep him in the team despite interest from PL clubs.
The highly-demanded defender has made over 150 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit and Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are all believed to be keen on to secure the services of Switzerland international.
According to The Sun reports, Arsenal have kept tabs on Rodriguez for months, however, Antonio Conte has made personal contact with the agent of the 24-year-old defender to discuss the players switch to the English top-tier.
Antonio Conte is desperate to strengthen defensive options in January in order to compete for the Premier League title and Rodriguez who can be good on both defensive and offensive area seems to be an ideal candidate.
Wolfsburg reportedly value the 24-year-old full-back around £21m and he would provide healthy competition for Marcos Alonso who has arrived at Stamford Bridge earlier in the summer.