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'give conte a hug'

Diego Costa parties in Atletico Madrid shirt and fires shots at Antonio Conte

  • Spaniard is vying for a return to the Spanish capital and has sent his clearest message yet that he is off
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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.

Diego Costa posted a video of himself partying in Lagarto

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Diego Costa posted a video of himself partying in Lagarto

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.


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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.

Costa was clearly enjoying himself in the videoCosta was clearly enjoying himself in the video

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Costa was clearly enjoying himself in the video

The Spain international told Cesc Fabregas to "give Conte a hug"

Instagram @diego.costa
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The Spain international told viewers to “give Conte a hug”

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.

Conte and Costa fell out in January and their relationship never fully healed

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Conte and Costa fell out in January and their relationship never fully healed

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.


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