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Chelsea star Costa to snub China move in January

21:09 GMT+3 14/01/2017
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The Blues striker is the subject of interest from the newly rich football superpower, but Goal understands he is not interested in switching to Asia

Diego Costa is not keen on a move to Tianjin Quanjian or any other club in the January window, despite interest from the Chinese outfit to bring him in on a huge deal, Goal understands. 

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The 28-year-old was dropped for Chelsea's visit to Leicester City on Saturday due to a row with Antonio Conte and his fitness coach while contract negotiations were open between the two parties.

Conte, however, denied the bust-up in the build-up to the match, insisting Costa's absence is due to injury.

Costa has trained alone for the past three days and he is officially seen as injured after he was offered a bumped £30 million a year which amounts to around £576,923 a week. 

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Chelsea remain hopeful that the situation can be resolved as they make do without their star striker while sitting top of the Premier League table and five points clear of Liverpool

Atletico Madrid pushed hard last summer to sign Costa, who was interested in a return to his former club, but Conte was adamant that he wanted to hold on to his striker.

Costa has been in fine form for Chelsea so far this season, scoring 14 goals while registering five assists in the league.