Diego Costa has made an emphatic reply to the rumours linking him with a summer transfer to China via his official Instagram account.
As per several news sources, the Chelsea striker was set to leave the Premier League giants to become one of the highest earning footballers on the planet, after having reached a £30m-a-year pre-agreement to move to the Chinese Super League in the summer.
In fact, Spanish journalist Manu Carreño even claimed that Costa’s move to the Far East was “total” and “absolute” whilst speaking on his radio show The Rail.
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However, Blues boss Antonio Conte dismissed these rumours in his pre-match press conference on Friday, by stressing on the fact that the Spanish international remained an integral part of the Chelsea squad.
“I don’t know but every week I hear a lot of news, a lot of speculation about Diego,” the Italian stated.
“Now the most important thing is to be focused on this championship. We are in a good position. Diego is an important player for us, is happy to stay with us, for me these are the most important things. Not what happens in the summer. It’s important to think in the present.”
And now, Costa himself has put a full-stop to this speculation by insulting the news sources spreading these false rumours via his official Instagram account.
The 28-year-old posted a picture of himself in the blue shirt of Chelsea, with the caption: “Falam muita merda!!! They talk too much shit!!! Come on Chelsea!!!”
This post from their star forward will definitely serve as a confidence booster not only for his teammates, but for the fans as well. A perfect time for some extra encouragement, considering how Chelsea host rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.