- Antonio Conte sent a 27-world text to Diego Costa telling him he was not needed at the club again
- Chelsea's top goalscorer for last season replied the blunt text from the Italian with a simple 'OK'
- Costa's agent Jorge Mendez is in talks with AC Milan to secure a move, a move to China is ruled out
- The Blues are close to securing the services of Belgium's Romelu Lukuka from Everton as a replacement
Diego Costa received a 27-word text message from Antonio telling him he was no longer welcome at the club.
Instead of a face to face conversation with the striker, Conte delivered the shock decision to his star striker in an amazing message sent by mobile phone.
Costa has now reportedly leaked the details to the conversation he had with Conte to the Spanish media.
AS claim Conte wrote: “Hi Diego, I hope you are well. Thanks for the seasono [sic] we spent together. Good luck for the next year but you are not in my plan”
Costa’s simply replied: “Ok”
The Blues are unhappy Costa went public to reveal he would be sold believing it weakens their hand in the transfer market.
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They could even be forced to pay the Spanish international to leave if he decides to join AC Milan on loan because the Italian club would be unable to meet all his financial demands.
The Blues are looking to sign Romelu Lukaku as a replacement for with reports going as far as to claim the Blues have agreed a deal for the striker.
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