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Friday September 22
Costa: I don’t hate Conte
08:45: Diego Costa insists he holds no bitterness against Chelsea boss Antonio Conte as he will get set to finish his transfer to Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea showed that they’d agreed to promote Costa again to Atletico for a rate believed to be round £50million.
Costa is because of arrive in Madrid later lately for a clinical and a statement is anticipated over the weekend.
The 28-year-old’s profession at Chelsea used to be ended by the use of textual content message in the summertime when Conte advised the striker he used to be surplus to necessities.
And talking prior to boarding a flight to Spain, Costa wired he used to be now not disenchanted on the method Conte had handled him.
He advised Splash News: “There’s nothing of the sort there, I’m not upset with anybody. I have no bitterness towards anyone. Everything is cool.”
He then despatched a message to Chelsea supporters announcing: “Everybody knows how much I love the fans.”
Abraham commits to England
08:35: Tammy Abraham has underlined his dedication to having a world profession with England.
Reports prompt the Nigeria Football Federation is hopeful of persuading the England Under-21 global, who qualifies for the African country thru his father, to modify international locations.
But the Swansea striker, on mortgage from Chelsea, is adamant England are the rustic for him.
In a observation, Abraham stated: “Contrary to stories within the media lately I wish to explain that I’ve now not agreed to modify my nationwide crew allegiance.
“I will verify I met the President of the NFF after our ultimate recreation towards Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday given he’s a chum of my father.
“However, any suggestion that I have made a decision to change my international representation is incorrect and wide of the mark. I have informed The FA that I remain available for selection for England.”
Costa > Morata, in line with Neville
08:30: Phil Neville says he would slightly have Diego Costa over Alvaro Morata at Chelsea.
Antonio Conte signed Morata from Real Madrid for a club-record £70million to check out and fill the void left through the 20-goal striker, who helped them win the Premier League identify ultimate season.
But Neville would favor to have Costa over Morata at Chelsea.
“I’d rather have Costa than Morata in my team to be honest with you. Now at this moment in time I think he is better suited to the English game,” Neville advised Sky Sports’ The Debate.
“Morata has got great potential, but I think Costa is someone that if you as an opposition manager you’d rather be facing Morata than Costa.”