Chelsea to offer striker in part-exchange for Ligue 1 star
Chelsea are preparing to swap top scorer Diego Costa for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore this summer, per the Metro.
Costa, 28, has been in fine form this season, scoring 17 goals and helping the Blues to the top of the Premier League and the brink of a second title in three years.
But speculation over his future has been rife this term, with links to China and a return to Atletico Madrid refusing to die down.
During the international break, Costa has been quoted as saying he could also be interested in a move to France in the future.
PSG are known to have money to spend and have entered the race for the Brazilian-born Spain striker. There has also been talk of a new contract at Stamford Bridge this season.
But Antonio Conte is open to the idea of selling Costs, but would like to add creativity to his squad by luring Argentine playmaker Pastore in as part of the deal.