Conte announces Costa adventure ‘shut’, proposes choice to offer was made in January


Antonio Conte has demonstrated that he chose in January to enable Diego Costa to leave Chelsea.Conte and Costa supposedly dropped out after the Italian declined to give the striker a chance to join Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian.

Costa was along these lines dropped from the Chelsea squad for the Premier League amusement against Leicester City, despite the fact that he came back to enable Conte’s men to guarantee the Premier League title, scoring 20 objectives through the span of the battle.

The Spain universal is presently broadly anticipated that would leave Stamford Bridge, with an arrival to previous club Atletico Madrid mooted, and Chelsea are on the very edge of marking Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata as his replacement.Costa is not with the Chelsea squad on their pre-season voyage through Asia and Conte gave the clearest sign yet that the 28-year-old will be sold.

“I don’t prefer to discuss players who are not here,” Conte told correspondents in front of Saturday’s amusement against Arsenal in Beijing.

“The main thing I can let you know is that in January, the Costa circumstance was clear, for the club for him and his specialist. For me, the circumstance is shut.”

While an arrival to Atletico shows up Costa’s no doubt move, the switch is confounded by the club’s present exchange boycott, which keeps running until January.