Diego Costa Might Leave Chelsea – New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed he is unsure if he’d be able to keep striker Diego Costa at the club.
Conte Reveals Diego Costa Might Leave Chelsea
Costa, who is currently out with a back injury, has been repeatedly linked with a move back to former club Atletico Madrid, and Conte admitted there was a possibility of the Brazilian-born Spaniard leaving.
“I can say that today Costa is a Chelsea player,” Conte said after Chelsea’s 2-3 pre season loss to Real Madrid. “He didn’t play in these games because of injury and if he solves the injury and I see in training that he is in good shape it can be possible to see him in the next game against Milan.
“But I can say only this. I speak only for today and today Costa is Chelsea’s player. Tomorrow if you ask me if Costa will remain with us, I don’t know.”
“I do not want to speak about the players of other teams,” Conte added when asked directly about Lukaku. “This is not respectful to the club or to their players. I prefer not to speak.
“The transfer market is not the most important thing. The important thing is to build a team – a team that plays in good and bad situations and concentrates and works together.”