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6 options for Chelsea chief Antonio Conte after Blues boss axes Diego Costa -

After losing to Tottenham in their last league outing, the table-toppers' main man, Diego Costa , has been offered a staggering £570,000-a-week to play in the Chinese Super League. And it appears it's turned his head. Costa has been dropped for the ...and more »

Chinese club claims new transfer rules scuppered Diego Costa talks - World Soccer

Tianjin Quanjia claim that their attempt to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa was scuppered by new transfer rules in China which limits the number of foreign players each club can sign. Billionaire Shu Yuhui claimed his club pulled out of moves for ...and more »

10 things to look out for in the Premier League this weekend: N'Golo Kante's return to Leicester with Chelsea, Man ... - Daily Mail

The Premier League returns after the temporary break of the FA Cup, and as per usual there are a number of side-plots and interesting questions to explore ahead of the weekend. Manchester United's game against Liverpool may be the obvious highlight of ...and more »

Eden Hazard and Pedro provide answers for Chelsea in Diego Costa's absence - The Guardian (blog)

Pedro, with Eden Hazard in support, takes on Marc Albrighton during Chelsea's 3-0 victory over Leicester at the King Power Stadium. Photograph: Tom Jenkins for the Guardian. Back at the stadium that hosted the acrid final scene of the second José ...and more »

Michy Batshuayi does his Chelsea future no favours as he misses the target 10 TIMES in shooting challenge -

Whatever the future holds for the Belgian forward he will want to be in tip-top form to impress both his current manager Antonio Conte and any potential boss. But unfortunately the 23-year-old was unable to do this when he took part in a shooting ...and more »

Fernando Llorente starts for Swansea vs Arsenal despite Chelsea transfer links - Metro

Fernando Llorente is in Swansea City's starting XI to take on Arsenal this afternoon despite talk that he is on his way to Chelsea. The best? Harry Kane sets new Champions League record with goal against Juventus. The 31-year-old forward is a favourite ...and more »

Chelsea transfer news: Diego Costa could be replaced by Alexis Sanchez, Alvaro Morata or Antoine Griezmann - The Sun

THE longer the Diego Costa saga rumbles on, the likelier Antonio Conte will need to draw up a contingency plan in case his star man flees to China. The Blues will reportedly sign Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente on loan this month – but the 31 ...and more »

Diego Costa hugs Chelsea Julio Tous after row with fitness coach caused Antonio Conte to axe striker - The Sun

CHELSEA outcast Diego Costa returned to first-team training today – with a warm embrace from fitness coach Julio Tous who he had an angry bust-up with last week. The Spanish striker – joint-top scorer in the Premier League – looked delighted to be back ...and more »

Chinese Super League team Tianjin Quanjian CONFIRM talks over signing Chelsea's Diego Costa - The Sun

TIANJIN QUANJIN have confirmed they are in talks to sign Chelsea's unsettled striker Diego Costa. The Chinese Super League club say they have spoken to Costa's agent Jorge Mendes about sealing a £570,000-a-week deal for the controversial forward ...and more »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to hold showdown talks with Diego Costa but Blues will still swoop for Alvaro Morata - The Sun

ANTONIO CONTE will hold showdown talks with Diego Costa but Chelsea chiefs are already plotting a second move for Alvaro Morata. The striker trained alone today after a bust-up with the Italian left his future in doubt. Alvaro Morata is Antonio Conte's ...and more »