Diego Costa revealed last night that he had been told he was set to be sold from Chelsea this summer despite playing a big role helping the Stamford Bridge club win the Premier League title this season.
However, there are now widespread speculations that the blues Italian manager Antonio Conte has had a problem with the Spaniard since as far back as November and that the player has endured a rocky relationship with the boss.
Costa claimed yesterday that Antonio Conte had sent him a text message to inform him his time at Stamford Bridge was coming to an end.
And as expected, we’ve seen different reactions to the revelation, with many getting shocked, as they thought the Premier League champions wanted to keep the former Atletico Madrid forward.
Back in January, it was thought he is making a move to China after a massive offer from the Chinese Super League came in for him.
Nevertheless, a popular Spanish news outlet Marca claims the relationship between both of them first soured in November, and not even January that we all thought.
It was said that Costa held a meeting with his former club’s manager Diego Simeone at a restaurant in 2016 and the pair discussed his potential return. Then when Antonio Conte eventually found out, he was not happy about it all.
In a different news, Serie A heavyweights AC Milan are said to be interested in him and are already discussing with his agent.