Diego Costa: AC Milan And Atletico Madrid Set For Summer Tranfer Battle
Antonio Conte helped Chelsea to their second league title in three years, their sixth in all, in just his first year in England.
He has also helped them to the FA Cup final, where they were humiliated by Arsenal.
That defeat would have been an eye opener for the Italian mastermind who will now have to improve on certain areas of the squad to help them compete at the highest level next season.
They are looking at some of the best players in Europe for a move this summer but they will also have to make sure that they keep their star players at the club beyond the transfer window.
The likes of Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard are constantly linked with an exit and one player who is now attracting interests from around Europe is Spanish striker Diego Costa.
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The former Atletico Madrid was extensively linked with a move to China in a bumper deal but it is now understood that he is happy at the Stamford Bridge and is not looking for an exit.
He has been constantly linked with a move back to Atletico Madrid with Spanish news outfit AS running story that the Vicente Calderon-based club are now looking towards Costa for a move in January.
The Spanish outfit are now hit with a transfer ban which restricts them from signing players this summer.
This has seen them stick with Antoine Griezmann for another season-ending their hunt for Costa.
However, they are desperate for another attacking addition and are looking to lure him to the club in January.
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Costa has already revealed that the only club he will quit Chelsea for is Atletico Madrid and the Spanish giants seem to have taken it seriously.
However, Atletico Madrid are not the only club interested in his signature as reports from Italy suggest that Serie A’s new financial superpower AC Milan are also looking at him as possible additions.
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is already closing in on a move to Milan and it is now understood that they are ready to make an official offer for Costa this summer.
However, the same report suggests that Costa is settled in England and that AC Milan have no real chance of signing him unless they pay over the odds.
So do you think Costa will stay at Chelsea come the start of the next season?
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