Shu Yuhui, owner of Chinese outfit, Tianjin Quanjian, have now confirmed he tried signing Chelsea’s Diego Costa this January but Chelsea turned down an offer for the striker.
“Our club had a massive investment plan for the new season but it was tightened up by the new rules,” Shu Yuhui is quoted by Tianjin Sports Channel via Goal.
“We need an out-and-out striker so we made a bid for Benzema. We also made an attempt for Falcao.
“I made an appointment with Mendes and he came to my hometown to visit me. At that time, we were interested in signing Costa.
“PSG told us Cavani would only be allowed to leave in June, even though the player himself was willing to join us.
“The same can be said for Costa because Chelsea would only let him leave in June.
“However, the new season of CSL will almost reach the halfway stage in June, we can’t wait so long.”
Did Shu just confirm Costa was interested in joining Tianjin Quanjian this January? Shu said Cavani was willing to join Tianjin Quanjian but PSG would only let him leave in June and “the same could be said for Costa“.