Conte gets Abramovich backing on Costa text message

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte during the press conference. Action Images via Reuters / Matthew Childs Livepic
Okafor Joseph-Naija247news-9:31 PM

According to Report from the Sun coach Antonio Conte, receives fully support from club owner Roman Abramovich, and board regarding is decision for dumping Diego Costa from his squad via a text message.

Just last week Costa, revealed that former Italian national team coach  Antonio sent him a ‘simple message’ informing him that he  no longer has a future at Stamford Bridge.
Further more Spanish News paper, revealed the details of the first text message, Conte’s message in full was: ‘Hi Diego, I hope you are well. Thanks for the seasono [sic] we spent together. Good luck for the next year but you are not in my plan.’

The Sun now claims that Conte has received the full support from Chelsea’s hierarchy, which sends a clear message to the squad that the Italian’s decision to axe Costa is fully supported.

Conte is currently on holiday in Italy but will return to Chelsea a few days before the squad start their pre-season campaign on July 7.

The Chelsea Boss was focus to cut short is holiday for a meeting with Roman Abramovich and Chairman Bruce Buck to review the situation.

Diego Costa’s future is now in doubt having initially wanted to return to Atletico Madrid this summer.

Atletico’s transfer ban, which restricts them from signing new players until January 2018, means that a move back to Diego Simeone’s side is now unlikely.


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