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Diego Costa keeping options open, would consider Ligue 1 switch, too

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Diego Costa has been a major contributor to the Chelsea cause for almost three years now, and despite a few bad stretches in terms of goalscoring form, he remains a crucial piece of the puzzle at least until the summer.

But beyond that, Diego’s future seems to be pretty much up in the air. With the always looming interest of Atlético Madrid, plus the newly-rich Chinese Super League, unless Costa puts pen to paper on a new Chelsea deal soon, the rumors of his impending exit will only intensify. He himself has apparently added a couple new options for consideration, too, as he revealed in a recent interview with Téléfoot.

"[Olympique] Marseille have constructed a nice project. Paris Saint-Germain, we know, are respected in Europe. Monaco also have a wonderful project and have some great players. Ligue 1 is developing. I am very happy at Chelsea but anything can happen in football. If I need to make a change, France is a country where I have never played. So why not?"

-Diego Costa; Source: Téléfoot via Get French Football News

Given the nature of a footballer's career, it's understandable — if also mildly annoying — that Diego wants to keep his options open. But at least he doesn’t appear to be actively pushing for an exit, despite the fame and glory offered by Real Madrid or the bottomless funds of the Far East.