West London side Chelsea seem to be on very positive note as they are stepping forward in keeping few of their star players for the long term.
Previously, a few days ago The Blues have sealed a deal with the Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta, where the Chelsea defender has committed his bonding with his club until 2020. Now the former English champions are looking forward to keep the big fish Diego Costa, as they are preparing a massive mouthwatering offer for the striker to stay at the club for the rest of his career.
According to the reports, this season’s top scorer in the Premier League could be handed a two year extension to his current deal. Alongside this, the wage of the striker can be raised from around £150,000-a-week to near around £200,000-a-week. This deal can seal the future of the Spanish international at his current club until 2021.
This particular move is considered as to keep the 28 year old forward at the Bridge for the rest of his playing career. Previously, the West London side passed through the fear of losing the Spaniard as he was heavily linked with a “Homecoming” to the La Liga side. Chelsea’s former managers Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink failed to get the best out the currently in form striker and moreover, the striker caused a lot of problems to his team considering frequent suspensions followed by his unsportsmanlike behaviors on field.
In this season, the Spaniard has been rejuvenated under the management of Chelsea’s Italian man in charge Antonio Conte. The striker has registered his 13 goals in this season so far to put his side at the top position in the Premier League table with a difference of six points from the second placed Liverpool in the Christmas period.
Reportedly, few complains about the Spaniard’s temperament and anger have been calmed down under the guidance of the Chelsea manager as the striker has conceded his first booking after 10 matches in almost three months. Although, the card has resulted a suspension for the striker for the next match against Bournemouth on the Boxing day followed by a fifth yellow card in the match against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
In fact, the Chelsea forward also played a vital peacemaking role in their match against Manchester City, where their players were found to have some heats followed by a harsh tackle by the Argentine forward Sergio Aguero on the Chelsea defender David Luiz earlier in the December. The 28 year old Spanish striker has successfully pleased his manager with his on field and off the field activities so far in this season as Antonio Conte said, “Diego is showing he is using his passion in the right way and I’m very happy about that”
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