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Antonio Conte struggling with Chelsea board to keep star striker

Antonio Conte struggling with Chelsea board to keep star striker

- Antonio Conte is fighting so hard with Chelsea bosses to keep star striker Diego Costa

- The Blues manager has urged the club's board to offer the Spaniard a deal that will keep him at the Bridge

- Sources revealed that the London side had already offered him a £220,000-a-week last month

Antonio Conte is fighting so hard with Chelsea bosses to keep star striker Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge.

According to reports, the Blues manager has personally pleaded with the club board to come up with mouthwatering deal which will keep their top-scorer at Stamford Bridge.

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The Italian manager believes that the Spaniard is irreplaceable after leading the club's attack all through the season to help them win the 2016/17 EPL title.

Antonio Conte struggling with Chelsea board to keep star striker

Diego Costa and Antonio Conte.

NAIJ.com reported that Chinese side Tianjin Quanjin offered the 28-year-old a staggering £650,000-a-week deal.

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Sources revealed that the London side had already offered him a £220,000-a-week last month.

Earlier, NAIJ.com reported that the Spaniard was spotted with his agent Jorge Mendes and some Asian business men at a restaurant in London fueling speculation of his move to China.

Antonio Conte struggling with Chelsea board to keep star striker

Diego Costa.

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The former Atletico Madrid star moved to Stamford Bridge in 2014 and has netted 52 times in 86 appearances in the Premier League.

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