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Former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins had some harsh truths for wantaway striker Diego Costa, over the outrageous bid from China.

Ray Wilkins has warned Costa that a move to China when he’s at the peak of his career, is the worst thing he can do for himself, and such a move could land him in obscurity.

“If it’s financial, and he wants to move to China, then I don’t quite understand it to be perfectly honest,” Wilkins told Sky Sports. “I think as a footballer if you’re going to go to China, now at 28 years of age, you’re basically saying, like Oscar, your career is finished.

“You’re going there for the finance. Aren’t these young men earning enough in this country to enjoy playing their football?

“I would imagine Costa is well recompensed for what he does at Chelsea, and I would imagine there is a new deal for him there if he wishes to take it.”

Costa has been seen training alone since his bust up with Antonio Conte, and it’s yet to be seen if he’d play the next league game against Hull City.

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