CHELSEA will not subsidise Diego Costa’s wages once he completes a move to Atletico Madrid, according to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol.
Chelsea announced today they had agreed a fee with Atletico Madrid to sell striker Costa.
The Spaniard has been awol ever since Blues boss Antonio Conte told him he was no longer in his plans at Stamford Bridge.
Costa only wanted a move to Atletico, the club he joined Chelsea from in 2013, and now he has got his wish.
Solhekol says Chelsea fans will have mixed feelings but should be happy with the money they have got for want-away Costa.
“If you’re a Chelsea supporter you’re going to have mixed emotions about this,” Solhekol said on Sky Sports.
“On the one hand you do lose a very, very good player. But on the other hand, once you look into the deal, Chelsea I think are getting a pretty good price for Diego Costa.
“Diego Costa only wanted to go back to Atletico Madrid, he made that very clear, he would not go anywhere else.
“Of course Atletico Madrid knew this and tried to get him on the cheap, this is why this has been dragging on for so long.
“What we’ve discovered today that the deal has been agreed, in the next few days Costa will have a medical.
“The big question is how much is it going to cost? We’ve been told Atletico will be paying more than £50million for Diego Costa.
“Then the big question is, who’s going to be paying his wages? He’s on £150,000-a-week.
“Will Chelsea be subsidising his wages? We are told once he signs for Atletico Madrid, Atletico Madrid will be paying him.
“That will be the end of it, Chelsea will get their money, they won’t be paying him.”
Victor Moses Advises Tammy Abraham : Play For Nigeria Not England
Chelsea right wing-back Victor Moses is advising England U21 star Tammy Abraham to pick the Super Eagles over The Three Lions at senior international level, according to the Nigeria Football Federation.
From the word go, Moses always wanted to represent the Nigerian national teams while he was turning out for the Young Lions, and the former England U17 sensation was included in the negotiations with Abraham that took place in London recently.
”Another source at the said meeting confirmed to thenff.com that Moses actually called in during the meeting to lend a voice to the call for Tammy to opt to fly with the Eagles rather than hunt with the Lions,” stated the NFF.
”Moses himself has proved a worthwhile ‘catch’ for Nigeria, emerging the Super Eagles’ most valuable player in his first tournament – the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations that Nigeria won in South Africa – and playing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil where the Eagles made the Round of 16.”
A product of Crystal Palace, Moses qualified to represent Nigeria because he was born in Benin City to a Nigerian mom and dad.