Diego Costa excused from first Chelsea training of the season

Diego Costa excused from first Chelsea training of the season

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Diego Costa was excused from first Chelsea training of the season.

The Spanish striker was set to show up in Cobham with the rest of his team-mates for the start of the pre-season today but he agreed an holidays extension with the club and his representatives as he trying to negotiate a return to Atletico Madrid.

In the past days it was rumoured that Costa would have been in Cobham with the rest of the team squad today, despite a bust-up with manager Antonio Conte, who told him he was not in his plans anymore, but at the end this agreement was found to try to solve the situation before the team will leave for the Asian tour in one week.