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Costa to hold peace talk with Chelsea boss Conte

Costa to hold peace talk with Chelsea boss Conte

- Diego Costa has reportedly called for a peace talk with his manager Antonio Conte

- The striker has however told his close pals that he will not sign a new deal with Chelsea

- Costa is unwilling to commit himself to Chelsea despite the club offer of a big pay rise on his £150,000-a-week wages

Diego Costa will hold a peace talk with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte this week but will not sign a new deal, The Sun reports

According to the report, the unsettled striker has told his close pals that he will not sign a new deal with the blues, amid offers for his services in China.

Costa to hold peace talk with Chelsea boss Conte

Costa to hold peace talk with Chelsea boss Conte

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It was gathered that the peace talk will only delay Costa inevitable departure in the summer should it be successful.

Costa is under contract until 2019 and Chelsea have already offered a big pay rise on his £150,000-a-week wages in return for a long-term commitment.

But the 28-year-old striker is unwilling to commit himself to the club.

He has since received a staggering counter-offer from Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian worth £570,000 a week, which is good to force the Spaniard out of Stamford Bridge this month.

READ ALSO: How Costa rejected £200k-a-week Chelsea offer before row with Conte

Costa was dropped from the squad which won 3-0 at Leicester City on Saturday, January 14, as punishment for his training-ground row with manager Antonio Conte.

However, Conte claimed that Costa’s absence from Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Leicester City was solely because of a back injury.

The Spanish striker is expected to return to action on Sunday, December 22, when Chelsea host Hull City.

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