Diego Costa has never been a fan of the subtle approach.
Chelsea’s bullish forward has given the clearest indication yet that a Stamford Bridge exit is in his near future.
The 28-year-old live streamed himself partying in an Atletico Madrid shirt and mocking title-winning boss Antonio Conte.
And commenting on his own Instagram Live post, he told viewers – apparently including pal Cesc Fabregas – to “give Conte a hug”.
Conte famously let Costa know that his services would not be required next season via text message and the whole affair seems to have turned sour in the public eye.
Costa is in Brazil after being given an extended break to sort out his return to the La Liga outfit.
The Blues’ top scorer will be unable to play until January as Atletico are currently under a transfer embargo.
And he will be desperate to hit the ground running as he bids to make the Spain squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Chelsea recently missed out on Romelu Lukaku, with the Belgian target man opting to join Man United instead.
It was a huge coup for former Jose Mourinho, who is ready to play Marcus Rashford alongside the former Everton forward.
The Blues have now turned their attention to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
But Conte will have to move quickly after Bourussia Dortmund insisted it was now or never if the Stamford Bridge club are to make a £65million move.