Conte and Costa have fallen out multiple times over the past 12 months since the Italian boss arrived in west London and Costa was left out of Chelsea's trip to Leicester City in January with a "back problem" as reports of a training ground bust-up with Conte were rife following speculation linking the bullish forward with a move to the Chinese Super League.
As per Onda Cero, Atletico are close to signing and sealing Costa's return to Madrid, with official confirmation of the move thought to be imminent.
With ample funds made available to The Blues' succession of short-lived managers, its clear that transitioning youngsters into first team players has been overlooked in favour of signing experienced competitors, old enough and sufficiently developed to compete on the big stages.
We need more if you want to compete on these two different competitions, Champions League and Premier League, so we are hoping [for] more, we are really hoping [for] more. "As I come into the restaurant, who do I see behind my table - the manager", Fabregas said.
Furthermore, the Spaniard despite being only 24, is already in the winning habit, securing a total of 13 major trophies during his time with Madrid and Juventus.
"It will be because I've done badly this year".
Sergio Aguero has been the latest to join the Stamford Bridge outfit's shortlist while Alvaro Morata and Andrea Belotti have been strongly linked as well.
"He showed to be before a great man and then a great player".
One area that may be a concern though is the Argentine's limited ability in holding up play.
The striker had earlier revealed that he received an SMS from Conte informing him that he won't be the in his plans for next season.
"I'm on the market and so I'm looking for a team".
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