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Tianjin Quanjian has 'verbal agreement' with Chelsea striker Diego Costa, Aubameyang

Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin Quanjian remain confident of signing Chelsea striker Diego Costa.

Costa has refused to commit to the club and was frustrated a January move fell through.

Tianjin have made no secret of their interest in Costa, while Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also been linked.

"Basically, a decision on which player we are going to buy in the summer has been made. And we have secured a verbal agreement with the player as well as his club," Tianjin Quanjian owner Shu Yuhui confirmed.

"We have not signed a formal contract yet, and I will not reveal the player's name during the sensitive period.

"Buying a world-class centre forward is a no-brainer."

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