REVEALED: Read Why Antonio Conte Asked Diego Costa To Leave Chelsea - 4 years ago
Diego Costa was asked to leave Chelsea this summer due to his irritating reply to Antonio Conte’s congratulatory text message. The 27-year-old striker earlier this week revealed that he will be leaving Chelsea this summer after being told by Conte that his services will no longer needed at the Stamford Bridge. The revelation from Costa have speculation from different quarters, as many fans and pundits debate on the reasons for the decision by Antonio Conte. However, reports in the English Press can confirm that the Blues boss got infuriated by Diego Costa’s reply to his title-wining text message to every member of the squad, wishing them happy holidays and softly reminding them to be in shape for pre-season which Costa took in another direction, reacting with a message that angered Conte who told him that he is free to leave the club. It was also gathered that Costa then contacted Chelsea board to inform them about his imminent exit, telling them he will be leaving on his own terms. However, Chelsea’s chief negotiator, Marina Granovskaia who happens to be a close ally to club owner Roman Abramovic, has informed Costa that he will leave on the club terms on his. Prior to this latest scandal, Costa has been tipped to leave the Stamford Bridge this summer due to his sneaky antics on and off the pitch.