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Chelsea star pushing for exit after being offered to PSG

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has reportedly been offered to Paris Saint-Germain this summer by his agent Jorge Mendes.

According to The Sun, the Spanish international has become unsettled and frustrated with life in London, and in turn could be seeking a fresh challenge elsewhere.

It has been a difficult season for the former Atletico Madrid forward, while he is currently serving a three-match ban and was left out of Vicente Del Bosque’s most recent national squad with Euro 2016 fast approaching.

Atleti are reportedly keen on a reunion after selling Costa in 2014 for £32million, and having sold Jackson Martinez in January, the La Liga outfit have the funds to afford the 27-year-old.

However, The Sun claim that their hopes have taken a significant blow as Mendes has offered Costa to PSG, who will naturally have no issues affording either his transfer fee or wage demands.

Mendes is understood to have notified the club that his client will be available in the summer, thus offering him as a possible replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Swedish international’s contract with the Ligue 1 champions expires at the end of the season, and he is expected to move on in search of a new challenge.

As a result, Laurent Blanc will need a new figurehead of his attack, and Costa’s goalscoring record in recent seasons would certainly make him an option, despite his temperament and poor disciplinary record.

Costa has contributed 15 goals and 10 assists in 37 appearances in all competitions so far this season, as he has struggled along with many of his teammates to replicate their success from last year.

Following Jose Mourinho’s sacking in December, things have improved at Stamford Bridge, but several of their high-profile players could still face an uncertain future.

With the club set to appoint a long-term successor to Mourinho this summer when Guus Hiddink steps down from his temporary role, their new coach will undoubtedly have a major input into who stays and goes ahead of next season.

Given Costa’s importance to the team over the last two seasons, it would seem a blow to lose him. However, the transfer funds would certainly give Chelsea the flexibility to strengthen and an opportunity to offload one of the more controversial members of their squad.

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