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Daily Mail Sep 24, 2017

Everton 'launched £66m move for Chelsea star Diego Costa'

Everton made a club-record attempt to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa in the final days of the summer transfer window, only to be told he only had eyes for Atletico Madrid.
The Independent Sep 22, 2017
With Diego Costa finally out the door, now the hard work really starts for 'polite' Alvaro Morata

With Diego Costa finally out the door, now the hard work really starts for 'polite' Alvaro Morata

Antonio Conte will be expecting the Spaniard to bring a certain fight and edge to Chelseas game now that Costa has returned to Madrid
Daily Mail Sep 22, 2017

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte thanks Diego Costa

Antonio Conte says his players have not been distracted by the Diego Costa transfer saga, but the Chelsea boss thanked the Atletico Madrid bound striker for his commitment during his time at the club.
Liverpool Echo Sep 23, 2017
'Everton made a bid of €75million to try and land Diego Costa'

'Everton made a bid of €75million to try and land Diego Costa'

Marca claim that the Blues will willing to smash their transfer record for Chelsea outcast but he only ever wanted to rejoin Atletico Madrid
Caught Offside 22 hours ago

(Photo) Chelsea fan-favourite makes touching tribute to ‘friend’ Costa after making his switch back to Atletico Madrid

Eden Hazard will go into Chelsea folklore in years to come and he has cemented his superstar status even more by paying tribute to striker Diego Costa, who left for Atletico Madrid last week. Stamford Bridge’s golden boy has yet to start in the league this season as he recovers from an ankle injury but […] The post (Photo) Chelsea fan-favourite makes touching tribute to ‘friend’ Costa after making his switch back to Atletico Madrid appeared first on CaughtOffside.
Caught Offside Sep 22, 2017

(Photo) Diego Costa looking in fine shape as Chelsea exit confirmed and forward makes way to Madrid

Diego Costa has been pictured on his way to Madrid in seemingly fine physical form as the forward completes his protracted transfer from Chelsea. Costa had refused to return to the London club since the end of last season, and has finally got his dream return to Atletico Madrid confirmed a for a club record […] The post (Photo) Diego Costa looking in fine shape as Chelsea exit confirmed and forward makes way to Madrid appeared first on CaughtOffside.
Daily Mail Sep 22, 2017

Chelsea star Alvaro Morata a complete player, says Conte

As Diego Costa moved to the brink of completing his divorce from Chelsea, Antonio Conte described his replacement, Alvaro Morata, as the kind of person you would want your daughter to marry.
Caught Offside Sep 22, 2017

“No bitterness towards anyone” – Chelsea star breaks silence on Conte feud

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has broken his silence on his exit as he looks ahead to re-joining former club Atletico Madrid this week. The reigning Premier League champions announced on Thursday that a deal had been struck with Atleti over the transfer of the Spanish international, with Sky Sports noting that the fee is believed […] The post “No bitterness towards anyone” – Chelsea star breaks silence on Conte feud appeared first on CaughtOffside.
Conte gives injury update ahead of Stoke City match, thanks Diego Costa for his services

Conte gives injury update ahead of Stoke City match, thanks Diego Costa for his services

Stoke City are facing a bit of a defensive crisis, but to underestimate them because of that would be a grave mistake. After all, they are unbeaten at home this season, having already beat Arsenal and held Manchester United to a draw, and have plenty of talented attacking players with whom to put pressure on the Chelsea defence. As ever, the Blues will have to pay great attention and stay disciplined (no more red cards!). “It will be a real tough game. They won against Arsenal and drew with Manchester United which means they are a really good team. We must pay great attention but we...
Royal Blue Mersey Sep 25, 2017
Monday’s Toffee Bites: Everton offered £70 million for Diego Costa this summer

Monday’s Toffee Bites: Everton offered £70 million for Diego Costa this summer

In today’s links: More from Bournemouth, the Niasse/Davies partnership and Pickford aims for the World Cup I don’t even recognize this club anymore. Two wins in a row? A real striker not named Romelu Lukaku that scored a brace? Signs of life? It seems too good to be true, but it is! The Blues are in the midst of what may be the easiest section of their schedule this season and, so far, they have made it count. Next up: Apollon Limassol on Thursday! In case you missed it RECAP: Everton 2-1 AFC BournemouthNiasse the hero as Blues come back to win. Everton set to revive Olivier Giroud...
Conte: Costa is the past, Morata is the present ... and the future

Conte: Costa is the past, Morata is the present ... and the future

For all intents and purposes, the Diego Costa era ended many months ago, perhaps as early as in January when, as Conte claims, the decision to move on without him for next season was made (and communicated to Diego). Whatever came after was great drama, both on the pitch as Chelsea clinched a second title in three seasons thanks in large part to Costa’s goals, and then off the pitch as Costa’s situation threatened to devolve into complete embarrassment. But with the transfer agreed this week, the Costa era has drawn to a symbolic close as well. Conte was already tired of talking about...
We Ain't Got No History 2 hours ago
Conte, Cahill, Courtois cast compliments in copious amounts in Morata's general direction

Conte, Cahill, Courtois cast compliments in copious amounts in Morata's general direction

Álvaro Morata is undoubtedly the man of the moment at Chelsea Football Club right now thanks, in no small part, to his perfectly timed hat-trick over the weekend against Stoke City. Barely 24 hours after Chelsea confirmed the long-awaited agreement to transfer Diego Costa to Atlético, Morata has confirmed his status as the newest goalscoring hero of Stamford Bridge. Alvaro Morata has 8 goals + assists in first 6 Premier League games. Seems like he's acclimated to PL, wonder when PL will acclimate to him.— Jake Cohen (@JakeFCohen) September 23, 2017 Costa will of course be greatly...
Sport Mole Sep 23, 2017
Report: Diego Costa rejected Everton summer move

Report: Diego Costa rejected Everton summer move

Departing Chelsea forward Diego Costa reportedly turned down the chance to join Everton in the final days of the summer transfer window.

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