Former Premier League defender Danny Higginbotham believes Chelsea striker Diego Costa will leave Chelsea at the end of the season.
Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian are reportedly willing to offer the striker £650,000-a-week after tax.
When asked if he thinks Costa will leave Chelsea, Higginbotham told Sky Sports: “I think so.
“I would be very surprised if he was at Chelsea at the start of next season.
“From Chelsea’s point of view, before they let him go, they will have to get someone in.
“He will be very difficult to replace.
“There’s no doubt about it. He’s been a fantastic player for Chelsea once again this season.
“There was a lot of talk in January and more talks now with one of the main clubs in China.”