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Should Arsenal use Chelsea meeting to discuss transfers?

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Arsenal take on Chelsea in Saturday's afternoon kick-off in China, but I think we should use the opportunity to talk transfers. The Blues currently have two players from their title winning campaigns of the last three years looking for new clubs, and both could improve our squad. Diego Costa helped their side to win the [.

Why Does Chelsea Only Have 17 Senior Players?

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You might have thought the Premier League champions, with the added responsibility of Champions League football next season, would be busy adding to their squad for next season.

However, all is not so well at Chelsea, with their first-team squad looking threadbare with less than a month to go until the campaign begins.

Chelsea: Diego Costa Spends Pre-Season Partying In Brazil While Wearing Atletico Madrid Shirt (Video)

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Diego Costa has provided us with further circumstantial evidence (if it were needed) that he won't be a Chelsea player next season.

The striker reportedly already has one foot out of the door at Stamford Bridge having seen his already fractious relationship with manager Antonio Conte dissolve to nowt over the past few weeks.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Is he the perfect solution? The reasons for and against a move to Chelsea.

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Chelsea have reportedly been offered the opportunity by Borussia Dortmund to sign the Bundesliga top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for £65-£70m this summer.

Having missed out on Romelu Lukaku and now it seems Alvaro Morata, Dortmund have taken the chance to capitalise on the fact that Chelsea MUST bring in a top class replacement for Diego Costa and have offered the Gabon striker.

Diego Costa: Given extended time off to sort out Atletico return as it's clear that he will be sold.

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Diego Costa has been given permission by Chelsea to miss the start of pre-season training this week as he looks to secure a move back to Atletico Madrid and subsequent loan until January despite wanting to stay at Chelsea.

Ever since Antonio Conte broke the news to Diego Costa (reportedly) via text message that he is no longer part of his plans moving forward, we have all had an eye on the players return to Cobham and pre-season training today.

Costa given extra time off with Chelsea future uncertain

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London (AFP) – Diego Costa has been permitted by Premier League champions Chelsea to miss the start of pre-season training on Monday, fuelling speculation he is set to rejoin Atletico Madrid.

The 28-year-old Brazil-born Spanish international is still keen on a return to Atletico despite them not being allowed to field new players until January because of a transfer ban.

Costa given extra time off with Chelsea future uncertain

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London (AFP) – Diego Costa has been permitted by Premier League champions Chelsea to miss the start of pre-season training on Monday, fuelling speculation he is set to rejoin Atletico Madrid.

The 28-year-old Brazil-born Spanish international is still keen on a return to Atletico despite them not being allowed to field new players until January because of a transfer ban.

Photo: Chelsea star still in his homeland as players return for pre-season

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Chelsea's players return to pre-season training today, but striker Diego Costa looks unlikely to be involved. A photo posted on Instagram last...

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa set for Atletico Madrid return despite transfer ban

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Premier League champions Chelsea’s want-away striker Diego Costa is close to completing his proposed return to Atletico Madrid, the Telegraph report.

Despite scoring 20 goals and providing seven assists to guide Chelsea win the Premier League title last season, the 28-year-old was told by a text message last month by Antonio Conte that he has no future at the Stamford Bridge.

Lampard: Chelsea will find it hard to replace Costa

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa played an influential role in the club’s Premier League win last season, and hence, it was surprising to see him announce that he was not in manager Antonio Conte’s plans for the future.

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has weighed in with his views and has said that the Spaniard will be a difficult player to replace.

Chelsea: Spanish Newspaper Claim To Have Intercepted The Text Message Antonio Conte Sent To Diego Costa

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It very much looks like Diego Costa's timeat Chelsea is at an end, with manager Antonio Conte apparently informing his top goalscorer that his services will no longer be required via text message.

Speaking to reporters while on international duty with Spain, Costa revealed that he's now "looking for a way out" after being told by Conte that he won't be "counted on" for next season in the most ruthless manner imaginable.

Chelsea board shocked with this revelation from star, will affect Conte's summer transfer plans

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has informed Diego Costa that the Spanish international is no longer a part of his plans for next season.

Costa has revealed to the media that Conte sent him a text confirming the news earlier this week.

Arsenal urged to sign unwanted Premier League star from rivals

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Arsenal fans are pleading on social media for their club to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea this summer, with the striker definitely on the move this summer. The Spanish international revealed that manager Antonio Conte has told him that he is not a part of his plans for the coming campaign, with Romelu Lukaku strongly [.

Diego Costa: Conte Does Not Want Me

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa looks set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after revealing Antonio Conte messaged him to tell him he wasn't in his plans.

The 26-year-old scored 26 goals for Chelsea last season on their way to the Premier League title but has previously been linked with a move to the Chinese Super League and a return to Atletico Madrid, who are under a transfer registration ban.

Diego Costa set for Chelsea exit after Conte tells him he’s not wanted

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has told Diego Costa that the striker is not a part of his plans next season. The latter revealed in an interview yesterday that the Blues boss conveyed the message to his via text. The Telegraph relayed Costa’s comments, made after Spain’s 2-2 draw with Colombia on Wednesday.

‘He Told Me He Doesn’t Count On Me For Next Season’ – Antonio Conte Ends Diego Costa’s Chelsea Career By Text Message

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Diego Costa has revealed that he is hoping to leave Chelsea this summer after seeing his relationship with manager Antonio Conte deteriorate to the point of non-existence.

Indeed, the 28-year-old striker claims he received a text message from Conte after Spain's 2-2 draw with Colombia on Wednesday to inform him that he will not be considered as part of the Italian's plans at Stamford Bridge next season.

Costa says Conte ‘doesn’t want me’ at Chelsea

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Murcia (Spain) (AFP) – Diego Costa insists he will look for an exit route out of Chelsea after being told by manager Antonio Conte he is not in the Italian’s plans for next season.

Costa was an integral part of Chelsea’s Premier League winning campaign this season, scoring 22 goals.

Costa says Conte ‘doesn’t want me’ at Chelsea

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Murcia (Spain) (AFP) – Diego Costa insists he will look for an exit route out of Chelsea after being told by manager Antonio Conte he is not in the Italian’s plans for next season.

Costa was an integral part of Chelsea’s Premier League winning campaign this season, scoring 22 goals.

Diego Costa: I have two years left in my contract and I won't go somewhere else just because they want so.

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Diego Costa scored his twenty-first goal of the season in our FA Cup Final defeat to Arsenal and then issued Chelsea with an ultimatum if they wanted to sell him.

The publicised interest from China has died down as reported on here last week and it looked as though Diego Costa was about to re-negotiate a new contract at Chelsea for a reported £300,000 per week after Antonio Conte had virtually begged Roman Abramovich to keep him - That's what we had been led to believe anyway.

Costa will only leave Chelsea for Atletico

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London (AFP) – Diego Costa claims he will only leave Chelsea to return to Atletico Madrid this summer, turning his back on long-term speculation of a blockbuster move to China.

Costa scored 22 goals this season in firing Chelsea to the Premier League title for the second time in three seasons at the club.

Proud Wenger hails Arsenal’s “spectacular” FA Cup victory

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger said Arsenal’s “spectacular” FA Cup final victory over Chelsea was just reward for an outstanding display from his team as they refused to be divided by a turbulent season.

Wenger’s side could have been forgiven for arriving at Wembley on Saturday at a low ebb after last weekend’s devastating failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.

Diego Costa U-turn: Is he prepared to sign a new contract to remain at Chelsea?

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Having won the Premier League for a second time and as he prepares to add the FA Cup Final to his list of honours tomorrow, it appears that Diego Costa is thinking about staying at Chelsea.

This week seems to have been massive for everyone at the football club and for Costa.

Changeable Costa eyes golden Wembley sunset

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London (AFP) – Never far from the headlines, Diego Costa will look to bring a turbulent season to a doubly triumphant conclusion when Chelsea tackle Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley.

The quarrelsome Spain international looked to be on the brink of leaving Chelsea for the Chinese Super League in January, but stayed put and contributed 20 goals to their Premier League title success.

Changeable Costa eyes golden Wembley sunset

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London (AFP) – Never far from the headlines, Diego Costa will look to bring a turbulent season to a doubly triumphant conclusion when Chelsea tackle Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley.

The quarrelsome Spain international looked to be on the brink of leaving Chelsea for the Chinese Super League in January, but stayed put and contributed 20 goals to their Premier League title success.

Chelsea: Diego Costa Celebrates Title Win In Style, By Massaging John Terry’s Gonads And Washing His Own Face With Lucozade (Videos)

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As you may have heard, Chelsea tied up the Premier League title with a 1-0 win over West Brom at the Hawthorns last night.

The final whistle was greeted with mass pandemonium as Antonio Conte and his battle-weary charges celebrated their momentous achievement.

Central to the chaos, as ever, was Diego Costa, who appeared to fully take leave of his senses in the aftermath of the victory.

Diego Costa to stay at Chelsea beyond this season?

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Diego Costa has finally spoken out over the speculation over his future linking him with a mega-money move to China and has taken a swipe at the media in England.

It's fair to say if we are honest, that none of us expect Diego Costa to remain at Chelsea beyond this season. Having read continued speculation over his immediate future, read quotes coming from China of their intention to make him the highest paid footballer in the world, having witnessed his fall-out with the Chelsea staff back in January and his subsequent goal drought where some Chelsea fans questioned his commitment to the Chelsea cause, you can understand and get sucked into the general feeling that he will leave London this summer.

20-goal star finally breaks silence over his future, Chelsea fans will be happy with his comments

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge for a while now.

The 28-year-old forward has finally opened up about his future and has revealed that he will be the one to decide his next move and he also dismissed reports of a summer move to China being agreed.

Chelsea Move To Within Three Points Of Premier League Title While Relegating Middlesbrough In One Fell Swoop (Photos & Video)

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Chelsea strode to within three points of clinching their fifth Premier League title with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on Monday evening.

The result was also enough to see Boro's relegation confirmed, though it feels like it's been months in the offing now.

The home sidewere buoyant from the off, with goals from Diego Costa (23′), Marco Alonso (34′) and Nemanja Matic (65′) proving more than enough to consign Steve Agnew's waning side to their fate.

The Manager

Diego Costa: No messing around from Antonio Conte - Case closed.

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Antonio Conte has revealed to the media that a decision was made of the future of Diego Costa back in January as it became clear to the club, to the player and his agent that he was to leave Chelsea.

As with any player and the speculation regarding their future, you always have to wait to hear substance to those reports rather than rely on a barrage of comment and debate that follows for days/weeks afterwards.

Diego Costa: You do not cross the boss - Striker told to find a new club by Antonio Conte.

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Diego Costa has revealed that he has been told to find a new club as he is no longer required at Chelsea in a message sent by Antonio Conte.

Speaking after Spain drew 2-2 last night with Colombia, when asked of his immediate future and any possible developments said:

"I'm a Chelsea player, but they do not want me there.

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Striker Modeste leaves Cologne for China

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Shanghai (AFP) – French striker Anthony Modeste made the first major move of the Chinese transfer window when he joined Tianjin Quanjian from Cologne in a deal that could be worth 35 million euros.

The forward, third-highest scorer in the German Bundesliga last season with 25 goals, moved on a reported loan with an option to buy, just before the mid-season Chinese transfer window closes on Friday.

Striker Modeste leaves Cologne for China

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Shanghai (AFP) – French striker Anthony Modeste made the first major move of the Chinese transfer window when he joined Tianjin Quanjian from Cologne in a deal that could be worth 35 million euros.

The forward, third-highest scorer in the German Bundesliga last season with 25 goals, moved on a reported loan with an option to buy, just before the mid-season Chinese transfer window closes on Friday.

Rooney in focus as China transfer window opens

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Shanghai (AFP) – Some of football’s biggest names remain linked with a move to China but a 100 percent tax on transfer fees looks likely to hit spending when the country’s transfer window opens on Monday.

Wayne Rooney, Diego Costa and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are among the stars rumoured to be considering big-money moves to the Chinese Super League (CSL), which has been smashing spending records in recent seasons.

Silva, Costa keep Spain in front of Italy in World Cup qualification

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Skopje (AFP) – Spain kept their noses in front of Italy in the fight for automatic qualification for next year’s World Cup as David Silva and Diego Costa were on target in a 2-1 win in Macedonia on Sunday.

The two European giants remain locked on 16 points at the top of Group G of UEFA qualifying after Italy saw off Liechtenstein 5-0 in Udine.

Silva, Costa keep Spain in front of Italy

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Skopje (AFP) – Spain kept their noses in front of Italy in the fight for automatic qualification for next year’s World Cup as David Silva and Diego Costa were on target in a 2-1 win in Macedonia on Sunday.

The two European giants remain locked on 16 points at the top of Group G of UEFA qualifying after Italy saw off Liechtenstein 5-0 in Udine.

Lukaku

Alvaro Morata: The perfect solution for Chelsea to Diego Costa and Romelu Lukaku.

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Having missed out on Romelu Lukaku and standing by his decision to sell Diego Costa, Antonio Conte has offered Real Madrid £70m for Alvaro Morata with the player pushing for a move to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are clear to make their move for Alvaro Morata who is rumoured to have been Antonio Conte's first choice summer signing after Lukaku's deal was confirmed to Manchester United yesterday.

Chelsea negotiate with Atletico. Lukaku interest cooling? Chelsea approach 264 goals in 430 games striker!

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According to reports, Chelsea have started negotiations with Atletico over Diego Costa, have cooled their interest in Romelu Lukaku and have made an approach for Robert Lewandowski.

Let me start by saying that this is all I have to say about the Diego Costa situation.

English Premier League

Harry Kane is the King of the English Premier League

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After a thrilling competition till the very last matchday, Tottenham’s Harry Kane came out on top as this season’s Most Valuable Offensive Player (MVOP) in the EPL. Chelsea’s Diego Costa and Eden Hazard finished in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

Tuesday Kickoff: Wenger, Costa, Cavani and more

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Rumors continue to swirl around one of the Premier League's top managers while one striker insists his future has yet to be decided.

Arsene Wenger ruled out working with a sporting director at Arsenal. (REPORT)

Diego Costa insists it's not a foregone conclusion that he will sign in China this summer.

The Rest

Monday Kickoff: Reus sets sights on 2018, Costa still wants Atletico move, and more

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One oft-injured star's return timetable has been confirmed while one of the game's top forwards continues to push towards a new club.

Marco Reus will officially be out until 2018 after suffering yet another knee injury. (REPORT)

Diego Costa says he could still join Atletico Madrid despite the club's transfer ban by joining a different club on loan until January.