Last week, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte told Diego Costa via a text message that he wasn’t needed at Chelsea next season.
Conte’s message in full was: “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.”
Conte was reportedly set to cut his holiday short for a meeting with Roman Abramovich and chairman Bruce Buck to review the situation.
However, The Sun via Metro.co.uk claim Conte has received the full support from Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, which sends a clear message to the squad that the Italian’s decision to axe Costa is fully supported.