Chelsea winger to play no further part in pre-season tour

Lawrence Cooper
July 24, 2017

Costa isn't wanted by Chelsea Coach Antonio Conte and the Premier League winners have signed Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, adding to speculation Costa could return to his former club.

Morata will be hoping to help Chelsea retain their Premier League title next season after the Blues won the trophy last term.

The 29-year-old was taken to a hospital in Beijing. Then he demonstrated his worth by scoring one with his right foot and another with his left.

After a year without his family in London, Conte has now welcomed wife and daughter, who will begin school in September.

Chelsea have been heavily linked with signing another striker as a back-up to Morata, with Diego Costa expected to leave in the coming weeks, while full-backs are also reportedly on Conte's wishlist. And I'm happy with this new contract.

Morata had previously been linked with a move to Manchester United, but their interest ended after the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Everton.

However, in an interview with the Daily Mail, Conte has said that it was resolving the issues surrounding his family life that were more pressing before he agreed to commit to a new contract.

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"Last season, because of the schedule with no Champions League and we went out early in the League Cup, we were all fit for most of the season, the manager didn't have to make a lot of changes. Pre-season is very important", he said.

"I think also we can have other captains in our team, it could be Azpilicueta, Luiz, and also, in the future, it could be Thibaut Courtois, Cesc Fabregas".

"He has a lot of potential, the same as Michy to improve".

'The fans have given me so much support since I arrived here and it is important we continue to succeed together'. I know what he wants from me'.

He is a really good player and has worked really hard.

"I think that it's right to continue with Cahill, if he plays, it's right he's the captain", said Conte, as quoted by The London Evening Standard.

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