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Published: 15:52 | 19/7/16

Costa not for sale - Conte

Diego Costa is a Chelsea player and will not be leaving the club this summer, manager Antonio Conte has declared.

Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in 2014 for £32million and he has repeatedly been linked with a return to the Spanish club. Indeed, Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo was reported to have spoken to the 27-year-old about a possible return to the club, but he has since dismissed the rumours.

Chelsea are unhappy with the ongoing speculation and Conte has warned Atletico that the striker will not be sold.

"Diego is our player. He’s a fantastic player for me. He is a player with fundamental importance. For me it’s no problem to read there is possibility to go to another team because Diego announced he stay with us," Conte told reporters on Tuesday.

"He is working very hard. He is very happy to work with teammates and me in a new idea of football. The most important thing is that Diego Costa is a Chelsea player."

After an impressive debut season in the Premier League, Costa managed just 16 goals in 41 appearances last year and his inconsistent form saw him left out of the Spain squad for Euro 2016.

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