Chelsea striker Diego Costa has vowed never to play for Chelsea after Chelsea boss Antonio Conte told him via a text message that he wasn’t part of his plans for the new season.
Former Chelsea boss Ruud Gullit believes Conte was wrong to dismiss Costa via a text message.
“It’s all been instigated about what happened with Diego Costa,” Gullit told BBC Five Live.
“It’s a little bit strange that you hear at the end of the season that you’re not welcome, and now he’s training somewhere in Brazil and that’s not good for Costa, not good for the club, not good for anyone.
“(It was) not very wise to do. You don’t do that. I think it is a mistake by Conte and I hope that he has learnt from it.
“He still has the possibility to do something about it, just got to him and say, ‘I’m sorry that I did it, you have to come back, we will talk’.
“You need to see each other face to face. You don’t need to like each other, but you need to respect each other. If he doesn’t want to come back then you have to find the best solution for the club.”