Conte: Costa must stay

Chelsea Coach Antonio Conte says Atletico Madrid target Diego Costa ‘must stay’ at Stamford Bridge. ‘He’s one of the best in the world…’

Atletico are keen to re-sign the Spain international, having sold him to the Blues in 2014 and it had been suggested that Costa was eager to return to Vicente Calderon, but reports that Chelsea were digging in over keeping Costa have been confirmed by the recently-appointed boss.

“For me, Costa is a fantastic player, one of the best strikers in the world. We are Chelsea and Chelsea are one of the best clubs in the world and for this reason, I think Diego Costa must stay,” Sky Sports quotes Conte as saying.

“I see him very happy and I don’t know any other situation. Diego Costa is Chelsea’s player.”

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