Chinese Super League Side Tianjin Quanjian Claim Agreements With ‘Two or Three’ European Stars

​Chinese Super League (CSL) side Tianjin Quanjian have made pre-contract agreements with ‘two or three’ stars according to Tianjin Daily, via the Sun.

Owner Shu Yuhui has been interested in Chelsea’s unsettled striker Diego Costa for some time, and has previously promised to sign a ‘world-class striker’. 

The CSL has already bagged a host of talent with former Blues midfielders Oscar and Ramires already making the move east, while fellow Brazilian Alexandre Pato joined Fabio Cannavaro-managed Tianjin Quanjian in January.

Using their large payload to tempt the world’s biggest starts, Costa has reportedly already been offered wages of £650,000 a week in a £76m move.

The Spanish international isn’t their only big target, with the club also eyeing Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani, Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Fiorentina forward Nikola Kalinic and Monaco’s Radamel Falcao, according to reports.

When talking to Tianjin Daily, Yuhui said: “The only thing I can reveal right now is that we have agreed terms with two or three stars. The players have no problem with the deals and their clubs are also willing to let them leave.”

While many Chinese clubs have been throwing money around, Yuhui insists they wont be dazzled by big players and lured into being ‘ripped off’.

He said: “If some [European] clubs are intent on taking advantage of us, we won’t allow ourselves to get ripped off. We won’t lose our mind.”

The rumours surrounding Costa’s move have been growing throughout the season. However, in a statement the club denied seeking the striker. 

It read: “Regarding the widespread rumour that Chelsea FC’s Diego Costa is close to joining Tianjin Quanjian FC, our club want to make clear that at this point, we have not been communicating with Costa regarding the transfer.”

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