Diego Costa has been subject to rumours of a move to the Far East since January and Tianjin Quanjian owner Shu Yuhui has confirmed his club have held talks with a host of top stars.
“The only thing I can reveal right now is that we have agreed terms with two or three stars,” he told Tianjin Daily.
“The players have no problem with the deals and their clubs are also willing to let them leave.
“The only issue that remains unresolved is reaching agreements with their respective clubs over the transfer fees.”
Reports have it that Chelsea striker Diego Costa is among the players who have signed a pre-contract agreement with Tianjin Quanjian.
A report by The Sun last week, claimed that the 28-year-old was spotted with super-agent Jorge Mendes and a group of Chinese businessmen, having dinner.
At the time, the club’s owner, Shu Yuhui, admitted a deal was being ‘worked on’.
And now, Spanish TV station Cadena Ser claim a breakthrough has been made in negotiations.
It is said he has signed a pre-contract agreement and the Blues will receive £76million for the transfer.
The Chinese Super League club are said to have prepared to pay the Spaniard wages of £600,000 a week.