Antonio Conte’s decision to inform Diego Costa that he is no longer wanted could cost Chelsea greatly, report the Telegraph.
As the Telegraph report, Costa revealed on Wednesday that he received a message from Conte informing him that he is not in the Italian’s plans for next season. That’s despite playing a starring role in Chelsea’s Premier League triumph this campaign.
Ultimately, Conte is in charge, and he has the power to pick and choose who he does and doesn’t want in his squad. However, the Telegraph believe that the way the pair have conducted themselves could have serious financial repercussions for Chelsea.
The Telegraph report that Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian were initially prepared to pay £76million for Costa, but Chelsea are now in a considerably weaker position when it comes to negotiating his sale.
The Telegraph also note that it will be harder to convince Everton to lower their £100million asking price now that they are aware of Chelsea’s dire need for a new centre-forward.
This whole situation could prove to be absolutely disastrous.