Costa turns down move to Juventus

Diego Costa has turned down a move to Serie A leaders and Champions League semi-finalists Juventus.

The Sun has reported that Juventus are reportedly interested in moving for the out-of-sorts Chelsea striker amid speculation that Mario Mandzukic will leave the club this summer.

However Costa is allegedly not willing to make the move as there is no guarantee of first team football, with Argentina internationals Gonzalo Higuain and Paolo Dybala the current first choice strikers at the Italian champions.

Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain in action with Barcelona's Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique and Andre Gomes
Gonzalo Higuain is currently the Serie A side’s first choice striker.

Instead, the Spaniard is said to prefer to big money move to China or a return to his former employers Atletico Madrid. A number of clubs in the Chinese Super League – including¬†Tianjin Quanjia who tried to sign the striker in the January transfer window – are interested in securing the Chelsea striker’s services ahead of next season.

The Mirror reports that there is an offer on the table from another CSL club worth £34 million per year, which would make Costa the highest paid footballer in world footballer should he accept.

 

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