If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our one and only relationship it’s that you never break up with your partner via text.
Antonio Conte has broken the golden rule.
Diego Costa has revealed that he recently received a text message from the Chelsea boss regarding his plans for next season.
And it was savage in it’s simplicity.
Speaking after Spain’s 2-2 draw with Colombia, the Blues’ bullish forward talked openly about the situation, saying: “My relationship with the coach has been bad this season.
“I suppose I’ve had a bad season so I can’t go on.
“I’m going to be honest, the other day Conte sent me a message saying he does not want me for next season, so I’ll have to find a way out.”
Seems fairly comprehensive.
Conte and Costa are two of football’s most passionate and confrontational characters so it’s no surprise that the pair clashed at times.
Being the professionals they are the couple didn’t let their differences come in the way of a dominating title win but it seems the former Juventus gaffer wants a more harmonious squad.
Rumours persist about Romelu Lukaku’s return to Stamford Bridge while Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata remains a possibility as well.
As for Costa, his dream move would probably be a second spell with Atletico Madrid but the club’s transfer ban represents a significant blockade.
“I love living in Madrid,” Costa said, “but I have to think about my future.
“It’s complicated because I cannot go four or five months without playing.
“I have no preference for a league, I just want to play.”
Plenty of European clubs will be now be on notice as it seems Costa’s eventful time as Chelsea’s leading man is at an end.
He may be a bit of a bastard sometimes, but he’s our bastard, and we’d hate to see him leave the Premier League.
A season without Costa sounds so much more boring.