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Antonio Conte refuses to rule out Diego Costa departure

Chelsea are desperately truth to keep Diego Costa out of the clutches of Atletico Madrid, whilst Antonio Conte has refused to rule out his departure.

The Italian is in the early days of working with his new squad on their pre-season tour of Austria and has fielded questions regarding the future of Diego Costa.

In football, in my experience, I learned that 100% never exists because you don’t know what can happen in life.

I am sure and I am very happy to train Diego and I know that he is our player and he is an important player for me, for team-mates, for the fans, for all of the people in Chelsea.

I think Diego also feels this and I think this is important. Diego Costa is our player, he’s a fantastic player with fundamental importance.
He’s very happy and is working hard. He showed he’s very strong player, one of the best in the world for me, and I am sure when he goes into our ideas he will score a lot of goals for us.
We are Chelsea – one of the best clubs in the world. For this reason I think Diego Costa must stay in the best team in the world.

There have been reports that Costa, who moved to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in 2014 and helped guide the Blues to the Premier League title in his first season. However, the Spaniard had a tough second season at Stamford Bridge and has been linked with completing a deal back to his former club in the Spanish Capital.

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