DIEGO COSTA has agreed personal terms with Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian, according to reports.
Spanish radio station Cadena Ser say the Blues forward will put pen to paper on a pre-contract agreement in a matter of days.
The deal will reportedly see the Brazil-born forward rake in a massive £25m-a-year in the Far East.
Cadena Ser say a meeting took place last Friday between Costa, his agent Jorge Mendes, and four representatives from Tianjin.
The deal was struck and it will be signed off in the middle of this month.
Chelsea are said to be aware of the meeting and the arrangement and are willing to do business for £76.2m (€90m).
That money will immediately be reinvested into Antonio Conte’s squad.
Cadena Ser say Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata is the top target to replace Costa at Chelsea.
Costa’s move will see him link up with the likes of former team-mate Alexandre Pato and Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel.