Costa: Ligue 1 is developing

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has added France to the list of future potential destinations as he believes Ligue 1 is growing.

The 28-year-old recently admitted he failed in a bid to return to former employers Atletico Madrid during the off-season, after a disappointing title defence for the Blues.

Costa was then linked with a big-money move to China in January, although he rejected the advances to continue aiding the west London club's cause to reclaim the Premier League trophy.

The Spain international insists he is now happy at Stamford Bridge again, but should his situation ever change, a switch across the English Channel is a possibility.

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"Marseille have constructed a nice project and PSG, we know, are respected in Europe," Costa told Telefoot.

"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?"