COSTA ‘DEMANDS’ RETURN TO ATLETICO?

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    Chelsea.man
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    Diego Costa has asked Atletico Madrid to keep a place in their squad open for him, despite Chelsea’s reluctance to sell.

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    nine nine nine
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    Tbh if Chelsea sign another striker I think Costa may well go, although selling Costa would probably mean we need to sign two strikers.

    Costa put a strange message up on Instagram last night too with “Thank you very much for all my friends”.

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    phwepsi
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    I agree thats a strange message but i think it could be lost in translation. I really dont tbink we will sell costa this season

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    aindro
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    #1135098

    nine nine nine
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    phwepsi, I agree it could well have been lost in translation.

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    Costa’s got professional obligations to us to honour his contract but unfortunately he’s like that flirting girlfriend who’s getting itchy feet and roving eyes peering towards Mr.’Adonis looking’ Tripod down the road.She won’t tell us to our face that there’s someone else she just wants us flexible enough to bend to her whims!.Chelsea need to grow a back bone and be unwavering,if we can get an adequate replacement and I don’t mean some makeshift stop-gap bantam-weight who’s in over his head,then stuff Costa and what he wants…he should be made to stop!.Ok so an unhappy sulky Costa would be neither be of use nor ornament to us but but he could lose out as well regarding future suitors.At the very least we would’ve made a stand!

    #1135254

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    mtal, I don’t think there is a chance of Costa being allowed to leave unless the club sign an adequate replacement and if there is any truth in the current rumours I suspect that’s been under review for a while now.

    Personally I don’t think Costa has ever really settled over here and if he really doesn’t want to be here providing we get the right replacement we should let him go.

    As for hanging on to him apart from the negative effect it might have on team moral there’s not a chance of Chelsea letting such a valuable player waste away lessening in value and although I’m sympathetic to where you’re coming from we would be shooting ourselves in the foot in doing that imo. Cheers 999

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    999…perhaps you’re right,keeping an unhappy Costa at the club against his will is counter productive in that he’ll drag the moral down in the dressing room,all I’m saying is that the club must have rights to protect our interest from such players…why should we be held to ransom like this?,player kicks up and the club must yield?..Still say any sort of coercive action by the player like a ‘go slow’ or ‘throwing a strop’ or ‘petulant awkwardness’ we should haul the tw@ over the coals by reporting him to EUFA and or leave him to rot.If Costa wants to go that bad let him hand in a transfer request and we tell him he can go when we get an adequate replacement and his buyer pays the going price for him!.About time we take the kids gloves off and play hard ball with these players!

    #1135623

    nine nine nine
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    mtal, as I said I am sympathetic to what you are saying and have posted similarly about the negative effects of player power.

    Tbh mate it wouldnt surprise me if that conversation between the club and Costa hasn’t already been had and its a case of the club seeing if they can get their striker target in before letting Costa go. Time will tell. Cheers 999

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    Let him go, he is not more than a bully who is interested in fighting rather than football. he is not the world class centre forward people are making him. and he is not irreplaceable either. give Dominic SLanke the chance that he was afforded to. i’m convinced that he won’t do any worse. our hope for this season will rest with Hazard and Fabregas and how they supply their assists. and if Pedro can chip in a few goals we can afford one young player to feature.

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    Romansdirtypants
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    wise fan… So just to put your record straight, you would let Diego go and promote a youth teamer… So we need the youth team player to scores or assist pretty much every game to replace Costa, because that is what he does.
    Like you, I would probably cut our losses on him, but, when on his game he is unstoppable and I reckon Conte could get the best out of him. Unless we get a replacement, I’d rather we held onto him one more season.

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    notnice
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    if Costa wants to go they should let him go, no point in keeping someone who will be in two minds. I think Conte wants too much back-up, in the past the rule was an equal quality player back-up for every position but herein noweadays it is the problem as those players all expect to play and if they dont it harbours bad feelings and a wanting to leave scenario.

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    Cut your crap Wise-fan, so we should let a player who has scored 20 league goals in his first season for our club, a feat that no Chelsea striker has achieved since D.Drogba in 2009/10 (our title winning season). and despite our struggles coupled with his injury and suspension he notched 12 league goals last campaign. and if given the right service and right frame of mind he could be deadly infront of goal this season. personally i would like to see Chelsea put a fight to keep Costa, unless we get capable or upgrade CF to him. and as we all know there a few strikers that are an upgrade to Costa in Europe, and those few are already at bigger or Champions league clubs. the likes of Suarez, Aguero, Lewandowski, Aubameyang and Higuaín are the only upgrade strikers to Costa. but how realistic is it that we will get one of those strikers? no chance in this campaign and our current status as non European football participants.

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    Redyteddy
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    personally I believe we should let Costa go – you cannot keep a player s that in his heart wants to go back home- his very unlikely to perform as he did in first year- rather find another striker somewhere – Remy is still there but if he also goes than we have to go with the likes of Solanke and co. as 3rd and 4th choices for back-up and who know they may just set the place alight if given the opportunities like Rashford was given.

    #1136211

    nine nine nine
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    I’m preety sure that Conte is far too sensible to let Costa go without he gets in at least one of the strikers on his hit list and I suspect if there is any truth in these rumours that is probably the deal that has been struck with Costa.

    As for Solanke he didn’t make the US touring party and Tammy Abraham did although I suspect that has more to do with his contract situation than anything else.

    Time will tell on both situations.

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    Wise-fan
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    RDP, i would like to ask you only one question, and i want you to answer straight forward. what was the merit of Rashford when United trusted him? i never heard Rashford going out on loan, while D. Solanke has had a season out loan in the dutch league. between them who would you have trusted in to the first team duties? if United can trust Rashford, i don’t know why we couldn’t trust Solanke, and worse will be hanging on to an average player who is unhappy to be at club.

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    aindro
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    Trebor: rather find another striker somewhere. Yea, not easy. The market is crazy now

    #1136304

    nine nine nine
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    Aindro, that’s the problem mate I can’t remember the transfer market being this crazy driven by the increased PL TV revenues and United raising the bar by bidding circa £100m plus for Pogba with that price even scaring Real off.

    I suspect Chelsea still have a couple of irons in the fire but they won’t bear fruit without the selling clubs get a bit more realistic on prices. Cheers 999

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    aindro
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    999 indeed. This is the worst transfer market we’ve ever seen I think. 120m for Pogba. The boy is very good and he’ll improve any team. But 120m? He hasn’t scored that many goals. He is not Ronaldo’s, Messi’s or even Bale’s quality: game changers.

    Seems that we would need to forget Koulibaly. Conte seems to try Maksimovic of Torino. And if Costa leaves? This will leave us with a big void of established strikers. Batshuayi may be good, but I think not ready yet. And good luck to try to get a new striker. 67m for Morata, who scored 15 goals in 2 years with Juve? Costa scored 20 goals in 1 season for Chelsea.

    I think that we need to face the reality, be ready for the new season with the players at our disposal. Probably no one is going in but we need to ensure no one is going out neither.

    #1136400

    nine nine nine
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    Aindro, completely agree mate it would be madness to let Costa go if we didn’t have the right player to replace him and 32 goals from Costa in 54 Chelsea games tells us that.

    Same applies to a few more too. Cheers 999

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