Conte not sure if Costa will stay at Chelsea

Nagendra / 31 July 2016

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that he is not sure about the future of striker Diego Costa at the club.

Atletico Madrid are ready to make a £40 million bid in an attempt to sign the striker back. Diego Costa has missed their pre-season friendly against Real Madrid due to an injury where the Blues lost 3-2.

“I can say that today Costa is a Chelsea player,” he said.

“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,” Conte admitted.

Chelsea are reportedly willing to sign back Everton striker Romelu Lukaku in an attempt to cover the loss of Diego Costa if he leaves. Asked if the Blues are signing Lukaku this summer, Conte said: “I do not want to speak about the players of other teams.
“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.”

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