Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has today dismissed reports that Diego Costa could yet play a part for the Blues this season in an interview with Sky Sports Premier League.
Last month, The Sun reported that, despite being told by at the beginning of the summer that he had no place in the Chelsea squad next season, the Spain international could yet return to play for the Blues after it was revealed that the want-away striker was willing to have showdown talks with the Blues coach to resolve their issues.
However, in an interview with Sky Sports journalist David Jones, Chelsea’s no-nonsense manager reiterated his position on the present situation of Diego Costa, making it very obvious to all that there is no way back for the 28-year-old striker.
“No, what I think about Costa is the same. I was very clear in the past, I think now it’s not important to repeat with the same concept,” Conte revealed to Sky Sports Premier League.
With the Chelsea boss standing firm on his decision to expel Diego Costa from the Chelsea squad, it looks as if the striker’s future lies away from Stamford Bridge.
Yet, with Spanish media outlet Don Balon reporting that Atlético Madrid have cooled their interest in signing the Blues striker this summer, the Spanish forward could find himself in a tricky situation as he tries to find a new club.