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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte treated John Obi Mikel worse than Diego Costa - Emmanuel Sarki

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by hits

John Obi Mikel left Chelsea in January The Italian chief has had a frustrating summer in the transfer market and desperately needs to offload Costa. The maverick target man was told he is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge via a text from Conte. But until a transfer is agreed, Costa is refusing to return to the club and is staying in Brazil. However, Sakri - who was a youth team play...Full Story »

Diego Costa to return to Chelsea? Club command rebel striker to come back to training

Posted Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by hits

Diego Costa has been told to come back to Chelsea The AWOL striker has been in Brazil since the middle of June and claimed on Monday he is being treated like a "criminal" by the champions. But despite boss Antonio Conte dumping the Spain international by text, the Blues have now called on the hitman to return to first team training. They have made it clear they want him available for selectio...Full Story »

Diego Costa blasts Antonio Conte, Chelsea: 'I'm not a criminal!'

Posted Monday, August 14, 2017 by ESPN159 hits

Diego Costa has accused Chelsea of treating him like a "criminal" this summer, and revealed that he has lost all respect for Antonio Conte as a person over the Italian's handling of the situation. Chelsea began their Premier League title defence with a shock 3-2 defeat against Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in the absence of their top scorer last season, who has remained in his home tow...Full Story »

Diego Costa rejects AC Milan: Chelsea stay now likely in huge Antonio Conte blow

Posted Thursday, August 03, 2017 by hits

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has rejected a move to AC Milan CHELSEA face keeping Diego Costa with the exiled forward rejecting a move to Serie A giants AC Milan, reports claim. Costa's Chelsea career is over after Antonio Conte dumped the striker over text message back in June. The Blues have since moved for Alvaro Morata, splashing out a club-record £70million to sign the 24-year-old fr...Full Story »

AC Milan push Chelsea to SELL Diego Costa

Posted Wednesday, August 02, 2017 by tribalfootball.com126 hits

AC Milan are pushing Chelsea to SELL Diego Costa this week. Costa, who has been told to stay away from Chelsea's training ground, prefers to join Atletico Madrid, but they can't register any new players until January due to a transfer ban from Fifa. The London Evening Standard says Atletico have been in discussions with Chelsea over a transfer, but have yet to get close to the asking price o...Full Story »

Diego Costa will not return to Chelsea training

Posted Tuesday, August 01, 2017 by Marca.com125 hits

Chelsea will return to training on August 1 after being granted a few days off by Antonio Conte having returned to London from their pre-season tour of Asia. Diego Costa, however, will not be rejoining the squad at their Cobham training centre and along with Nemanja Matic, will be given additional time off to complete a move away from Stamford Bridge. It is well known that the relationship b...Full Story »

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte: Diego Costa told he could go in January

Posted Saturday, July 22, 2017 by ESPN143 hits

Diego Costa is set to leave Stamford Bridge. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has said the decision to part company with Diego Costa was taken in January. Costa, expected to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, said he had received a text from Conte at the end of last season to tell him he was no longer in his plans. But the coach said he had delivered that news to Costa and in his agent in Januar...Full Story »

Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic given permission to miss Chelsea's tour of Far East

Posted Saturday, July 15, 2017 by Skysports.com99 hits

Diego Costa (centre) and Nemanja Matic (left) will not travel to the Far East Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic have been given permission to miss Chelsea's tour of the Far East. Costa has not been present at Cobham this week, having been excused from the first week of pre-season training amid mounting speculation over his future. Matic has been back in for pre-season training but has reportedly ...Full Story »

Maradona receives an honorary citizenship from Naples

Posted Thursday, July 06, 2017 by Marca.com84 hits

Diego Maradona was awarded with a prestigious document on Wednesday as he was given an honorary citizenship of the city of Naples. It was a significant honour and was presented to the Argentine legend by the mayor of the city as a thank you for the player's time there between 1984 and 1991, when he starred for Napoli. "When I go around the world, I always see the banners that are written and...Full Story »

Diego Costa transfer bid expected from Atletico Madrid this week

Posted Thursday, July 06, 2017 by Skysports.com124 hits

Atletico Madrid are trying to re-sign Diego Costa and are expected to make an offer for the Chelsea striker this week, Sky sources understand. Atletico had agreed a deal to sign Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon this summer but that deal collapsed after their transfer ban was confirmed last month by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. With Lacazette moving to Arsenal, Atletico are now focusing o...Full Story »

Diego Maradona denies ripping off journalist's dress during hotel interview

Posted Wednesday, July 05, 2017 by hits

ST PETERSBURG: Russian Ekaterina Nadolskaya said Diego Maradona stripped her down to her smalls Russian broadcaster Ekaterina Nadolskaya claims the footie legend left her “in her underwear” in an unwanted sexual play. But Maradona denies any wrongdoing, saying the woman undressed herself. The 30-year-old said she felt “scared” and told the retired Argentinian ace she w...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid set to offer Diego Simeone new contract until 2020 as he jets off on holiday with pals to Saint-Tropez

Posted Tuesday, July 04, 2017 by hits

DIEGO SIMEONE has entered into talks over a new contract at Atletico Madrid, according to reports in Spain. The Argentine is currently spending his time off on the beaches of Saint-Tropez with friends. Diego Simeone looks in excellent shape while on beaches of Saint-Tropez Diego Simeone enjoys his holidays with pals on beaches at Saint-Tropez And, by the looks of his physique, he still seems...Full Story »

Maradona says invitation to Messi wedding must have 'got lost somewhere'

Posted Sunday, July 02, 2017 by Goal.com135 hits

The Argentina icon was among those to be overlooked for the star-studded ceremony, but he bears no grudge against an illustrious countryman Diego Maradona still loves Lionel Messi despite admitting that his invitation to the Barcelona star’s wedding must have been “lost somewhere”. The Argentine icon was among those left off the guest list for a star-studded event in Rosari...Full Story »

Diego Costa tells Chelsea: Sell me to Atletico Madrid NOW

Posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Tribalfootball.com159 hits

Chelsea striker Diego Costa wants to move to Atletico Madrid this summer. El Mundo Deportivo says Costa is uninterested in anyother option put forward to him. Despite Atletico's transfer ban, Costa wants to be living in Madrid by the time the season kicks off, even if it means he will be kicking his heels for six months until he's clear to play for the club. Chelsea had floated the idea of ...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid to make £26 million bid as they look to ‘re-sign Diego Costa for January’

Posted Monday, June 19, 2017 by squawka.com137 hits

Atletico Madrid are set to make an offer of £26 million for Diego Costa as they prepare to re-sign the striker from Chelsea. The Spanish club are banned from signing players in this transfer window but are determined to strike a deal that would see Costa return in January, as reported by the Mirror. Costa is likely to leave Chelsea this summer after being informed by manager Antonio Con...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku is the perfect replacement for Diego Costa at Chelsea - Ray Parlour

Posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by hits

Romelu Lukaku is the perfect replacement for Diego Costa, according to Ray Parlour That is according to former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour, who believes the Everton striker is capable of filling Diego Costa's boots. Costa looks set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after claiming that Antonio Conte has told him he is not in his plans for next season. And Starsport understand Lukaku has ...Full Story »

Diego Costa: Chelsea know what needs to be done

Posted Monday, June 12, 2017 by Tribalfootball.com150 hits

Chelsea striker Diego Costa was happy to score in Spain's World Cup qualifying win over Macedonia. Costa spoke about his Chelsea future after the victory. "I have two years left on my contract at Chelsea so they have to know what to do with me," he said to reporters after the match. "I now have to wait for the club's decision." Costa was very pleased to avoid a potential banana skin agains...Full Story »

FYR Macedonia 1 - 2 Spain: David Silva and Diego Costa score but Macedonia give Spain a World Cup fright

Posted Sunday, June 11, 2017 by PA97 hits

David Silva and Diego Costa were on target but Spain made hard work of seeing off Macedonia in Skopje. The visitors were 2-0 up and cruising but left the back door open midway through the second half, allowing Stefan Ristovski to pull one back. Nevertheless, a 2-1 victory ensured Spain remain top of Group G on goal difference despite Italy's 5-0 win over Liechtenstein. Spain took the lead a...Full Story »

Paulo Dybala not the new Maradona, 'not as good as people say' - Pele

Posted Sunday, June 11, 2017 by ESPN96 hits

Paulo Dybala has won seven caps for Argentina. Brazil legend Pele says Argentina forward Paulo Dybala is not the next Diego Maradona. Dybala enjoyed a successful 2016-17 campaign with Juventus, scoring 19 goals as the club won the Italian Double and reached the Champions League final. But while there has been plenty of hype regarding the 23-year-old in his native Argentina, Pele says he is no...Full Story »

Diego Costa's Chelsea future: Why would Antonio Conte want him out?

Posted Friday, June 09, 2017 by Skysports.com166 hits

Could Romelu Lukaku be the reason Chelsea are happy for Diego Costa to go? Diego Costa is not wanted at Chelsea but why is Antonio Conte now looking elsewhere? Adam Bate assesses the situation... "I'm a Chelsea player, but they do not want me there," said Diego Costa. "Antonio Conte has told me by message. Conte said he did not count on me for next season. It's a shame, I've already forwarded...Full Story »

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