WHAT NEXT FOR COSTA AS CHELSEA CLOSE IN ON MORATA?

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Chelsea have agreed a deal with Real Madrid to sign Alvaro Morata as Chelsea seek a top striker to replace Diego Costa who has been told by Antonio Conte that he can leave the club.

Costa has further infuriated Conte the more with a live feed on Instagram some days as he took a dig at the Chelsea manager.

There haven’t been many clubs who have shown interest in the 28-year-old.

And now Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has admitted that Atletico’s inability to sign players due to the transfer ban could hamper the deal.

Cerezo said: “Costa is a Chelsea player at the moment, and you know for a long time now that we cannot sign anyone.

“Diego is a magnificent player, a great player, he was in Spain for many years.

“He has had a good spell in England, learned English, English customs. He will return to Spain someday – on holiday.

“Madrid is a lovely place to visit, if you have the money to enjoy it.”

Now that Morata’s deal is all but sure, what next for Costa?

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