Costa sought after the risk to discuss to the Chinese Super League membership – Tianjin Quanjian – when it was once transparent they have been in a position to line his wallet with over £500,000 every week of tax loose cash.
But Conte knew he wanted some other six months from the unstable striker earlier than urgent ship at the explosive textual content message which ended his Stamford Bridge occupation.
Conte instructed him he was once not a part of his plans and he was once loose to depart – a message which Costa made public whilst on global accountability appearing journalists the proof in a blended zone.
But, even supposing the message was once despatched to Costa in the summertime, after he lifted the Premier League with 20 objectives to his identify, Conte had mentally pulled the cause months previous.
The Italian was once livid with Costa’s angle in coaching and fired again with shouts of ‘go to china’ on the membership’s Cobham HQ after one row.
Costa was once dropped for the travel to Leicester earlier than scoring on his go back towards Hull, celebrating with a mimic to the click for reporting at the occasions on the coaching floor.
Conte, who can combat hearth with hearth when it comes to heated battles, was once apoplectic with Costa and sought after rid from then.
He deliberate to signal Romelu Lukaku because the direct substitute and was once left shell-shocked when Manchester United snatched him from below his nostril.
He moved for Alvaro Morata for a club-record charge however has now not pleased with all of the paintings performed within the switch marketplace, and neglected out on Fernando Llorente, who selected Tottenham as a substitute.
But Costa, in spite of being integrated within the Premier League squad, had no long ago and these days the affirmation has come on a transfer to Atletico.
Costa has been in exile in Brazil for months and, in an interview with the Daily Mail, claimed to were handled like a felony.
Conte laughed that off in a relatively ordinary press convention and prior to now printed he had decided on Costa’s long term again in January.
“I don’t like to talk about players who are not here but the only thing I can tell you [is that] in January, the Costa situation was very clear, for the club for him and his agent,” he stated in July.
“For me the situation is closed.”
Although in truth it has taken month to in any case shut and with Chelsea going through Atletico Madrid within the Champions League subsequent week, it’ll be fascinating to see if Costa is in attendance.
He is predicted in Madrid this weekend to whole a scientific and agree non-public phrases.
And whilst the switch has been agreed he can’t be registered to play till January after Atletico’s switch ban is lifted and the switch window reopens.
But for now, the saga is in any case over.