Antonio Conte has already endeared himself to the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern, even at this early stage of his tenure in charge of the club.
Due to his passionate touchline antics and strong start to the campaign, the former Juventus and Italy coach can do little wrong in the eyes of our West London locals right now.
Other than lose to Liverpool of course.
So, reports emanating out of France claiming the Italian blocked a move for Diego Costa during the closing stages of the window have endeared him only further.
France Football claim the Blues forward was a big target for Paris Saint-Germain, who sold David Luiz back to Stamford Bridge on Deadline Day.
With the French champions having lost out on Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Spaniard is understood to have been a target at the Parc de Princes.
However, it is said Conte rebuffed any attempts to lure the 27-year-old away during the closing stages of the window.
Despite being one of the most divisive figures in the Premier League, the La Roja international has been in top form this term, notching five goals thus far.
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