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Diego Costa has played down talks about a bust-up with Antonio Conte that made the rounds in January, after a reported mega bid from China.

He has said it’s all media talks and what matters most is that he’s scoring goals.

He scored his 17th league goal of the season against West Ham.

He told ESPN Brazil: “It was nothing,” Costa said. “People here [in England] make up a lot of stuff. Things happen, but I’m showing now that there’s nothing to it.

“I’m playing and scoring goals, and that’s the important thing. Everyone knows that anything I say has bigger repercussions than what it was.

“The manager is someone who works us really hard in training. He’s got his personality just like I’ve got mine and others have theirs, but the important thing is to show your personality in a way that benefits the team.

“This is what’s happening. Everyone is on the same page and that’s the way we have to go.”

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