Chelsea star Diego Costa dropped the “bomb” speaking at the end of the friendly game between Spain and Colombia, where he was featuring tonight.
The Brazilian-born striker revealed that Blues boss Antonio Conte told him he doesn’t fit in his plans for next season:
“Antonio Conte told me via message that I won’t be a Chelsea player anymore and that’s it,” Costa is quoted by Marca.
“My relationship with the manager was bad during the past season. I suppose I had a bad campaign to not fit in his plans anymore…,” he said with a sarcastic tone.
“If the manager sends you a message to say he doesn’t want you anymore what do you have to do? Go!”
“It’s a shame. I’ve already forwarded the message to the Chelsea directors so to let them take a decision, but it’s clear the coach doesn’t trust me anymore and doesn’t want me. I need to find a team.
“Chelsea now need to sell me and for a discounted price.
“It would be nice to return to Atletico [Madrid] but it would tough to stay five months without playing [ for the Atletico transfer market ban that will end in December 2017].
“It’s the year of the World Cup and I need to play regularly.”
A very complicated case for Chelsea that burst out of nowhere, with Diego Costa that was set to stay after rejecting huge money offers from China in the past months.
Is this meaning that the Blues already found a striker to replace Costa for the next year?
With Romelu Lukaku revealing that he has already reached a deal for the next season with a new club, we can think that a move of the Belgian forward to Chelsea is really likely to happen.