Transfer Talk: The biggest clue that Diego Costa will leave Chelsea in January

Tapan Jindal / 04 December 2015

Diego Costa seems to be in hot water recently with a public fallout with Jose Mourinho against Norwich at halftime and subsequently when he was dropped against Tottenham and produced a typical Costa antic on the bench:

He seems to be upset, very upset. It is very obvious that there is a possibility for him to leave the club this winter and the betting sites are relishing it with various sites making him odds on the favourite to leave Chelsea this winter from the squad, but, is it feasible?

Costa is temperamental and such behaviour should not be unexpected considering the antics he produces on the pitch but when taking into account the striking depth at Chelsea, it can be safely said that Chelsea would want to keep hold of him. Remy and Falcao don’t inspire the confidence at all and since big players rarely make moves in the winter window due to the Champions League restrictions imposed by UEFA, it is very difficult to imagine Diego leaving for a big sum of money only to miss midweeks.

Also, Chelsea wouldn’t be able to get a great replacement or even if they did, it would be nonsensical to watch him in the stands for the all-important Champions League fixtures.

Summarising really well, Mourinho himself said, “Physically Diego is fine. He is working well every day and his mood is positive. I was not expecting a player on the bench to be jumping and singing because he is not playing. Top players are not happy on the bench so his behaviour is normal and he was ready to play when he went to warm up. I have a good relationship with him.”

Unless we see a repeat of such antics, considering Costa’s past, it should all be a one-off incident. Even if it continues, don’t expect Costa to leave before the summer.

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