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Costa wouldn't reject a mega offer from China, says Bolasie

Chelsea striker Diego Costa would jump at the chance to earn spectacular money in China, according to fellow Premier League star Yannick Bolasie.

Everton winger Bolasie believes Brazilian-born Spanish international Costa will not feel any emotional ties to English football, so would want to move to the Chinese Super League if a club comes in for him.

Reports that Costa has been offered terms of around £600,000 a week in China have followed the news that he has been left out of Chelsea's squad for today's Premier League game at Leicester.

It is understood Costa has not travelled with the rest of the squad, amid claims that the 28-year-old striker had a disagreement with head coach Antonio Conte.

Bolasie claims Costa is Chelsea's standard setter, but the former Crystal Palace player can understand why he would want to quit Stamford Bridge.

Bolasie said: "If I'm going to put myself in Costa's shoes, it'd be like, 'I've come from Brazil, I've been around Europe and I'm at Chelsea now, and I've got this Chinese team offering me this. From the favelas to this, it's incredible'.

"I don't think he'd think twice. It's not like he's English. He's just thinking, 'What's best for my family', and it looks like it's going to be the money."

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