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.
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.”