Following Spain’s 2-2 draw with Colombia on Wednesday, Chelsea striker Diego Costa revealed he was set to leave Chelsea this summer after Antonio Conte told him via text that he wasn’t needed at Chelsea.
“The other day, Conte sent me a message saying he does not count on me for next season,” said Costa.
“So, I’ll have to find a way out. If the manager gets in contact to tell you that you are not wanted then you have to leave.”
So why did Conte inform Costa via text that he wasn’t needed at Chelsea?
According to Daily Mail, here is why Conte told Costa via text that he was no longer needed at Chelsea:
“While on holiday, Chelsea’s manager Antonio Conte) sent a goodwill message to all his first-team players wishing them a happy time with their families and reminding them to do a bit of physical activity and stay in shape.
“Costa fired off a reply, not thought to have been openly provocative but enough to irritate Conte who sent back the message which left his striker in no doubt that he was no longer part of the plans at Chelsea.
“The text exchange was reported to the club by Costa and he received a message relayed back from director and chief transfer negotiator Marina Granovskaia telling him to back off and leave the negotiations to her.”