The future of Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been under intense scrutiny lately, with Costa himself taking time out to prick the ears of potential suitors with gushing compliments.
In the past, the Spaniard has been vocally positive about his homeland. He was reportedly keen on a reunion with his former colleagues at Atletico Madrid, after his disappointing 2015-16 campaign at Stamford Bridge.
He also remained coy when quizzed about interest from the Far East, quoting:
‘Anything can happen. Why not? You never know,’
‘Now I’m happy at Chelsea but if tomorrow the Chinese come and Chelsea tell me I have to go, I will no longer want to stay with them.’
Costa has now turned his attentions to France, who are conveniently Spain’s opponents on Tuesday in the Stade de France.
‘It’s true that Marseille has a great project and is growing up,’ Costa told Telefoot.
‘I’m very happy with Chelsea, but in football everything can happen, and if we have to change, France is a place where I’ve never been to I never played, so why not . ‘
When quizzed about PSG and Monaco, he said: ‘Everyone knows that (PSG) is a respected team in Europe. Monaco also has a great project and great players.’
Since Costa’s well-documented training ground bust-up with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte at the start of the year, rumours have been circling that he is seriously considering his options at the end of the season.
By Steve Osborne @BlizzardSteve75