Wantaway Chelsea star Costa tells followers to console Conte

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 17/07/2017

Wantaway Chelsea star Costa tells followers to console Conte

Chelsea ace Diego Costa partied in Atletico Madrid shirt as he reportedly told followers to console Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

The Spanish striker who is in Brazil after being given an extended break to sort out his return to the La Liga outfit may have given the clearest indication yet that he is leaving Chelsea by partying in an old Atletico Madrid shirt.

And commenting on his own Instagram Live post, he told viewers – apparently including pal Cesc Fabregas – to “give Conte a hug”.

Blues boss Antonio Conte dumped last season’s top scorer by text and told him he was free to leave the club.

Costa has turned down interest from China as he focuses on a return to Spain. And eagle-eyed viewers as reported in The Sun pointed out the kit he was wearing dates back to the 2013-14 season.

The abrasive striker will be unable to play until January as Atleti are currently under a transfer embargo. And he will be desperate to hit the ground running as he bids to make the Spain squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.