BvB striker identified as potential Diego Costa replacement
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has switched his attention to Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amid the uncertainty over the future of Diego Costa.
Costa has been more often than not linked with a move to China, and it appears that he may have his head turned with a bumper money package up for grabs in the summer.
According to The Sun, the Premier League holders are planning for life after Costa with Conte having set his sights on signing Aubameyang, who has scored goals for fun in Germany.
The Gabon international has already racked 37 goals across all competitions, and it is understood that he may have reached his persistence with BvB, who are still far off from competing with Bayern Munich.
Tianjin Quanjian, who have expressed an interest in Costa, are lining up a world-record bid for Aubameyang, but the Blues remain hopeful of tempting the striker to Stamford Bridge this term.
Chelsea will lift the Premier League title in the final game of the season when they take on relegated Sunderland in their home patch.