Vialli: “Costa will stay at Chelsea for a long time”

Vialli: “Costa will stay at Chelsea for a long time”

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Ex-Chelsea Player-Manager Gianluca Vialli believes rumours of Diego Costa’s supposed unhappiness in London are not true, and that the Spain international will stay at Stamford Bridge for for foreseeable future.

Costa had a successful season as Chelsea led the table from start to finish and won the Premiership for first time since 2010. Costa scored 21 goals throughout the season. GIanluca Vialli was, prior to Roman Abramovich’s takeover of the club in 2003, the Blues’ most successful ever manager. He replaced Ruud Guillt in 1998 and won four trophies in two-and-half seasons, including Chelsea’s second European title in the shape of the Cup Winners Cup just a few months after he took over.

Commenting on the current sitaution with Diego Costa, the Italian, who had a stellar playing career in Italy and England, had this to say to the The Sun:

“It was tough for him (Costa) to understand the controversies (in reference to his ban for stamping during Chelsea victory over Liverpool in the League Cup semi-final).

“But I think he’ll fall in love with Chelsea and stay for a long time.”

Chelsea signed Costa from La Liga club Atletico Madrid for £32 million 12 months ago, and has committed his future to the English champions via social media.