Chinese Super League Club Tianjin Quanjian have dismissed mainstream reports a deal to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa is very near.
As always, the mainstream media’s fake news has been exposed again.
The Chinese Super League club have been heavily linked with a huge-money move for the 28-year-old striker, However, Costa has two more years remaining on his Chelsea contract.
Costa netted 20 goals on the journey to winning a second Premier League title with the Blues since joining from Atletico Madrid for £32million in July 2014.
He has also been linked with a return home to Atletico which he admitted it wasn’t happening and he is happy at Chelsea.
Now the Chinese Super Club who has clearly had enough of fake news reports, as have Chelsea fans, responded to all the ‘speculation’.
A statement on Tianjin’s official website said: “During the past six months the club has not communicated with Diego Costa or his agent regarding his transfer to Tianjin Quanjian.”
Costa has been linked with a £76m move but Tianjin insisted such a deal would be contrary to their strategy.
“We have no intention of becoming involved in any unhealthy competition and, consequently, paying a premium price,” they said.
Catch up mainstream media, ‘speculation’ is just fake news.
Rule 101, don’t report unconfirmed reports.