Chelsea forward Diego Costa has been spotted in a meeting alongside his super agent, Jorge Mendes at Knightsbridge restaurant, London ahead of a potential China move.
Reports in The Sun claim that the 28-year-old was at the restaurant with a group of businessmen in what could be a transfer meeting as the striker begins to plan for life outside England.
Costa was heavily linked with a move to the Chinese League during the last winter window, which was fuelled with his reported spat with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte over his fitness issues. The former Atletico Madrid star has also admitted that he almost join his former club last summer after growing weary of harsh decisions from referees in the Premier League.
Chinese billionaire and Tianjin Quanjian owner Yuhui Shui has also confirmed that they are still in talks to sign Diego Costa ahead of the summer window.
A source who was at the restaurant at the same time told The Sun: “I would say there were about 10 people at the table, four Asian men on one side and then Jorge Mendes on the other with his people and then Diego at the end.
“They were all drinking large magnum bottles of red wine, including Diego, and were eating lobster pasta.
“There were lots of toasts being made and then they had pictures with Diego.
“We left the restaurant around 10pm and they were still there enjoying their dinner.”
There are speculations that Antonio Conte have started searching for possible replacements for Costa, and will target the likes of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, Torino’s Andrea Belotti and Everton forward Romelu Lukaku next summer transfer window.