The Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern welcomed the arrival of Italian manager Antonio Conte to Stamford Bridge on Monday, with the ardent supporters already casting an eye towards next season.
One of the new boss’ first jobs could be to sort out the future of several high profile players, with some seemingly wishing to depart the club.
Our landlord has spotted an article in The Mirror, that claims Diego Costa is keen on a move back to Atletico Madrid during the summer, having grown increasingly frustrated with the troublesome reputation that he appears to have in English football.
The 27-year-old would be open to the idea of a return to the Spanish capital and is hopeful that a deal can be agreed in the summer.
One Chelsea fan is eagerly anticipating the darts knockout tournament this evening and he thinks that if Costa wishes to leave then Conte should move him on, signing another striker to replace him, who does want to play for the club.
Chelsea fans, would this be a blow to the Blues? Would you rather the striker stayed at Stamford Bridge?