Diego Costa shocked the media and the entire football world when he told the media after Spain’s 2-2 draw against Colombia that he isn’t wanted by the club anymore.
This has sparked debate among many, with some saying that Costa has been a headache in the team despite his talent and others believe Conte was wrong in the way he went about everything.
For journalist Gabriele Marcotti, Conte is only using Costa to get Romelu Lukaku to the club.
“Conte has made up his mind he doesn’t want Costa. He’d like to get him out of the way,” Marcotti said to ESPN FC.
“The reason Costa came out with this announcement and Conte was happy for it to be public, he was worried Chelsea might hesitate to get him his main transfer target which is Romelu Lukaku and at some point might come back and say is he sure that he doesn’t want to keep Costa.
“This is his way of cutting Costa lose and putting Chelsea in a position where they will deliver the striker he wants.”