Date: 19th January 2017 at 8:29pm
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Diego Costa is reportedly demanding a new mega-money contract if Chelsea want the striker to stay, according to The Sun.

The Premier League side, who currently sit top of the English top-flight standings after comfortably defeating defending league champions Leicester City 3-0 at the King Power Stadium last weekend, have been linked with offloading the forward during the January transfer window following a row with manager Antonio Conte.

The 28-year-old, who has 14 international caps for Spain, has impressively scored 14 goals and provided five assists in 21 appearances in all competitions for The Blues so far this season.

Costa, who has returned to first-team training and could feature against Hull City on Sunday, is understood to have called a truce – on the condition that Chelsea would re-open negotiations over a new contract for the forward.

The report suggests the Spaniard wants the board to double his £150,000-a-week wages to £300,000 at Stamford Bridge, but The Blues are prepared to offer a new five-year deal worth £225,000-a-week instead.

 
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