Chelsea’s leading scorer last season, Diego Costa, would be leaving Stamford Bridge this summer after Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reportedly told him he wasn’t part of his plans for next season.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is adamant Costa shouldn’t be surprised about the outcome because Costa, his agent, Chelsea and Conte himself decided in January that Costa would leave this summer.
“I want to tell one thing to clarify the situation,” Conte said as quoted on Daily Mail.
“In January, the situation was very clear for the club, the player, for Costa, for his agent, that when we arrived in June then it would be finished. It was very clear from January. I took this decision in January and I respected my decision.
“I didn’t take the decision in June or in May. I took the decision in January. I would be surprised if someone was surprised about my decision now.”