Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern have been kept on their toes by Antonio Conte over the pre-season as he is yet to settle on a starting eleven. But that is not the only issue to solve ahead of the new season.
The future of Blues striker, Diego Costa has been up in the air recently however it seems as if he’s set to stay at Stamford Bridge, which will be a huge boost for Antonio Conte.
The Spanish striker has been persistently linked with a move back to Atletico Madrid with his place in the side at Stamford Bridge uncertain with the arrival of Michy Batshuayi and a move for Romelu Lukaku in the pipeline.
The president of the Spanish outfit, Enrique Cerezo, has told Marca that Costa is not a target:
“Costa [talks] do not have a long tail or anything of the sort.”
He continued: “Diego has a contract with Chelsea and he belongs to Antonio Conte’s team. Chelsea are our friends, just as the great Atletico man Diego Costa is our friend. But his place is with Chelsea and we are sure that he will be successful there.”
Chelsea fans, we want to hear from you! How happy are to have held onto Costa? How big of a loss would he have been? Let us know in the comments below…
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