Chelsea striker Diego Costa might be on his way out of Stamford Bridge after revealing that Antonio Conte has told him via text message he is not in his plans for next season.
Speaking after Spain’s 2-2 draw with Colombia, Costa said: “I’m a Chelsea player, but they do not want me there.
“Antonio Conte has told me by message that I do not follow at Chelsea and that’s it. Conte said he did not count on me for next season.
“It’s a shame, I’ve already forward the message to Chelsea people to decide. But it is clear that the coach does not count on me and does not want me there. You have to find a team.”
See some reactions from Chelsea fans on social media:
Maybe Conte text was meant for Batshuayi and got wrongly sent to Diego Costa.
— Eddie (@FrankMind26) June 8, 2017
Make no mistake about it, poor 2nd half to the season or not, Diego Costa's goals delivered us the League title
— C A R E F R E E (@CarefreeEdition) June 8, 2017
Costa wanted to leave in the summer of 2015, then 2016, Jan 2017 and is currently engineering a move to Atleti. Yet, the club is to blame?
— Ad Wojtkowiak (@adwojtkowiak) June 8, 2017
Adios Diego Costa. Gracias. 💃
— Kay ™️🕑 (@GauchoEffect) June 8, 2017
The more I think about this Diego Costa situation, the more bizarre I think it is.. We may be in for Lukaku but it's still a downgrade IMO
— Tom Richardson (@tomricho25) June 8, 2017
To be in Conte's team, you ve to give ur 100%… Costa's attitude doesn't show that
— C H I K E ⚡ (@Vonchyk_) June 8, 2017
Diego Costa doesn't know why Conte wants him to leave? Maybe because he was daring Conte to sub him off earlier this season. 🙃🙃🙃🙃
— Very much blue (@Gazzuuu) June 8, 2017
I'm probably the only Chelsea fan who's glad that costa is leaving. 🤔
— Dh (@_xLNc) June 8, 2017
Gutted to hear that Diego Costa is no longer wanted by the club. But football, and Chelsea will go on, as it always does. #CFC
— Kieran Whitehead (@KizzleKicks7) June 8, 2017
Costa has been immense at times whilst he's here. But his wavering attitude and outspoken desire to leave means he's a headache for the club
— OfficialSW6 (@OfficialSW6) June 8, 2017
Irrespective of where he plays next season, he will always have my respect. @diegocosta thank you for everything 🙏🏻
— Rnjn (@IAMRnjn) June 8, 2017