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Reasons Chelsea sacked Diego Costa revealed

Diego Costa HDLots of reasons have surfaced after Chelsea sacked their top striker, Diego Costa.

The Spain striker says that his career at Stamford Bridge is over but why would Chelsea get rid of their top scorer?

Diego Costa dropped a bombshell after Spain’s 2-2 draw with Colombia on Wednesday by revealing that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte had sent him a message to say that he was surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.

The 28-year-old has been Chelsea’s top scorer for three consecutive seasons but he hasn’t always been happy in west London and hasn’t adapted well to life in England’s capital city.

Despite Costa’s unhappiness, those around the club had hoped he would eventually settle in England but it has become increasingly clear in recent months that this was never going to happen.

The Blues hierarchy have been planning to offload Costa for a long time, with both Conte and owner Roman Abramovich in agreement that the striker needs to be sold.

They have long since lost patience in him and it appears that the club are happy to distance themselves from a key player. With each day that has passed in 2017, Costa has become more unhappy and his behaviour more erratic.

From a purely footballing sense, Conte adores Costa’s work-rate on the field. Costa’s goals were worth more points for Chelsea than any other player’s in the Premier League last season but Romelu Lukaku and Alvaro Morata have been lined up for a long time to come in as his replacement.

The plans were put in place for Costa’s exit towards the end of January as Costa was dropped following a row with Conte and his fitness coach. This row took place after an offer was received from China to make the forward the second highest paid player in the world.

Chelsea do not have a buyer yet for Costa despite interest in his services in previous months. Atletico Madrid tried to re-sign him last summer and again ahead of the upcoming window but a transfer ban has delayed any business until at least January 2018.

Four clubs in China wanted Costa and Tianjin Quanjian made a formal offer for the Spain international, only for it to be rejected by Chelsea in January. This led to a falling out between Conte and Costa but the pair put their differences temporarily aside to secure the Premier League title.
Tianjin wanted to return with a new bid this summer but the Chinese authorities imposed a 100% tax on the club’s transfer business, leading to them cooling their interest as a move would have cost over £150 million.

Costa is in limbo and calling for clubs to come in for him. At this stage a stay at Chelsea is possible in the absence of a solid buyer but AC Milan are the newest team to register their interest.

Diego Costa eyes China mega world’s highest paid money as transfer approaches

Diego Costa and a move to China have refused to go away and it seems the transfer will go ahead. The player met with super agent Jorge Mendes who is believed to be in the process of brokering a deal. Chinese side, Tianjin Quanjian have been persistent in their pursuit of the Chelsea forward and are willing to offer him £620K a week to swap the spotlight of European football for the riches of Asia.
The club managed by Fabio Cannavaro believe they have an agreement in principle to complete a stunning £75million deal for the Chelsea forward this summer having failed with an attempted swoop in January and they are confident of landing the player

Diego Costa agrees new Chelsea deal


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Diego Costa has agreed a new five-year contract deal at Chelsea which will see him earn at least £220,000 per week, according to The Sun.

The striker has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge over the past 12 months, but the Blues have now moved to secure the Spain international’s future with a huge offer.

Sports: Diego Costa Dumps Chelsea, Agrees Summer Move to China

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has reached a €30 million per-year agreement to join the Chinese Super League in the summer transfer window, Cadena Ser reports.

The Brazil-born Spain striker is said to have become frustrated with life in London and is set to become one of the highest paid players in football with his impending move.

Football:Diego Costa returns to traning

Chelsea star Diego CostaReports have it that Chelsea Star, Diego Costa will resume training on Tuesday .

 

It was gathered that after missing three days of training, however, Costa was back on the training field for solo sessions on Sunday and Monday after supposedly undergoing treatment on his back problem.

Conte, his staff and Costa’s team-mates will return following two days off on Tuesday, but Chelsea insist the 28-year-old’s solitary sessions are part of his recovery, and nothing to do with the speculation over his future.

Costa, who has scored 14 Premier League goals in 19 appearances this season, will be evaluated again on Tuesday to determine if or when he can rejoin first-team squad training.

Chelsea, who have a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League, next play at home to Hull on Sunday.

It would be recalled that on Friday,  Conte claimed the striker was set to be dropped after a training ground bust-up with manager Antonio Conte and his coaching staff, amid reports of a big-money bid from an unnamed Chinese Super League club

Conta was indeed missing when the squad to face the title holders was announced, with Eden Hazard playing up front in his place as Chelsea thumped the Foxes 4-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Head coach Conte insisted following the game that Costa was ruled out with a back injury, although he did not directly comment on a rumoured falling out.Diego Costa trains alone

 

Football: Costa scores for Chelsea again

Image result for Diego CostaSpain striker, Diego Costa fired Chelsea back to the top of the Premier League as the Spain striker’s late winner clinched a hard-fought 1-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Antonio Conte’s side had been knocked out of first place by Arsenal on Saturday, but they reopened a three point lead over the Gunners thanks to Costa’s superb finish in the closing stages at Stamford Bridge.

Costa’s 12th league goal in his last 15 appearances gave Chelsea a ninth successive league win for the first time since 2007.

The west Londoners have scored 23 goals and conceded just two in that blistering streak, raising hopes of a Premier League title in Conte’s first season in charge.

While this was far from Chelsea’s best effort under the Italian, their refusal to be denied by a stubborn opponent suggests they have the required character and class to last the pace in the title race.

Conte made one change from last weekend’s impressive win against title rivals Manchester City as Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic replaced Cesc Fabregas despite the Spaniard’s influential performance at Eastlands.

 

How Liverpool defeated Chelsea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has lamented his side’s 2-1 home loss to Liverpool in Friday’s English Premier League clash.

Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson gave Liverpool a 2-0 first half lead before Diego Costa got a goal back for Chelsea.

Reacting to the outcome of the encounter, Conte blamed his side for gifting Liverpool with the chances that led to the goals.

“In the first half I must be honest, I think we gave away two goals,” Conte said in his post-match interview.

“When you give away two goals in this way, it’s very difficult. Liverpool are a good team and these are tough games.

“You must pay attention… in every second. The details make the difference and in this case we paid a lot.”

Conte gave reasons for introducing the trio of Victor Moses, Pedro and Cesc Fabregas late in the game.img_20160916_221331“In other games we scored late goals, for this reason I waited and then changed three players. I wanted to change one central midfielder and to put two wingers on. The change could be also Batshuayi and not Moses or Pedro.”

The former Italy national team boss however played down the home defeat being his first of the season while reflecting on Chelsea’s poor season last term.

“It’s not important if this defeat is my first. It’s our defeat. There are the players, the manager, the staff,” Conte added.

“Every single game is very tough. We mustn’t forget last season. Last season was a bad season. I don’t want to repeat last season.

“When you finish a season in 10th, there is something strange. It means you have to work hard to improve.

“This season the manager and players must take responsibility. We win together, we lose together. It’s important to understand.

“We must feel the danger in every single moment of the game if we want to win like a great team.”

And on the non-availability of John Terry, Conte said: “I don’t know. He has an injury to his ankle. I don’t know exactly the time for his recovery.

“We missed his organisations in this situation – free-kick, throw-in, we must pay attention.”

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