Chelsea are reportedly set to offer Diego Costa a big-money contract extension to ensure he finishes his playing career at the club.
The 28-year-old has been in excellent form so far this season, scoring 13 Premier League goals to fire his side to the top of the table at Christmas.
As a result, Chelsea are said to be keen to reward him and will offer him a two-year extension until 2021 in order to secure his services for the rest of his career with the Spanish international unlikely to get another major contract after that.
According to The Mirror, Costa’s salary will increase from around £150,000-a-week from when he joined the club from Atletico Madrid and signed a deal in 2014 to close to £200,000-a-week.
With his former club consistently linked with making a move to reacquire his services this past summer, as noted in the report, it would have been a testing time for Antonio Conte to convince him to stay and lead his revolution at Stamford Bridge.
Having successfully done so, it has paid significant dividends already with Costa spearheading their title charge and proving that he is still one of the top forwards in Europe.
In turn, Chelsea will hope to wrap up an extension to ensure that he commits his future to the club and it will be yet another boost for them in a season which is promising a great deal as Costa’s confidence will be sky high heading into the second half of the campaign.
After a miserable campaign last year when little went their way, Chelsea have been reinvigorated under Conte and given their close bond and the Italian tactician’s ability to get the best out of Costa again, it doesn’t look as though he’s going anywhere any time soon.