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Conte doesn't want me at Chelsea: Costa

Conte doesn't want me at Chelsea: Costa”

The striker was told by text message that he could leave Chelsea and has said that he will only consider a return to Atletico.

The Spaniards are still able to buy players but not register them under a Federation Internationale de Football Association transfer embargo which runs until January. "I do not know, it's complicated, but people know that I love Atletico a lot and that I love to live in Madrid", Costa said.

The 28-year-old indicated in the aftermath of Chelsea's 1-2 loss to Arsenal in the FA Cup final last month that he would resist any prospect of a move to China before next year's World Cup.

Costa scored 20 goals for Chelsea to help the club win the Premier League title this season, finishing as the competition's third-highest scorer. "If they sell me, I will look for the best choice", Costa said.

But he has accepted he overstepped the mark by breaking club protocol for handling Costa, who went public with the messages.

After a 2-2 draw with Colombia, Costa revealed to the press, "Conte has sent me a message telling me I'm not in his plans". Now that it's known he is no longer part of Conte's plan, Chelsea's hand has been severely weakened.

In spite of his success however, a fraught relationship with his manager and backlog of misdemeanours on and off the pitch appear to have led to Conte washing his hands of the striker.

Costa insisted Spain knew they were in for a hard match against Macedonia on Sunday, with David Silva also on target as the visitors moved into a two-goal lead before Stefan Ristovski's second-half strike for the hosts threatened a comeback.

"It seems I didn't have a good season". It's a World Cup year and there are many things to think about.

"Many friends called me in the last hours to ask about it, but Diego did not commented on that".

"Right now I am a Chelsea player because I have a contract, but if the coach doesn't want me there then I have to leave".

Chelsea's hopes of finding a quick and easy resolution to Antonio Conte's decision to dump Diego Costa by text have been hit by AC Milan's reluctance to meet the striker's current wage demands. We know what there is there, who is good and bad.



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