Costa Demands £300k-a-week Contract
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Express Sport understands Costa intends to snub a new deal and wants to quit Chelsea in the summer.
However, since holding clear-the-air talks with Conte this week, he apparently agreed to a truce so long as negotiations over a pay rise are reopened.
With Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian ready to pay the Spain international £30m a year, a hefty increase in Diego Costa’s salary is required at Stamford Bridge.
According to The Sun, Costa wants Chelsea to double his pay to £300,000 a week.
However, the Blues are holding firm, and Roman Abramovich will not be forced to let the 28-year-old go or give him whatever he wants.
Chelsea have apparently agreed to improve Costa’s terms in west London, but will only go as far as offering £225,000 a week on a five-year contract.
That would keep the striker at Stamford Bridge until he’s 33, and the deal would also include bonuses on top of the basic salary.