Chelsea are currently in Minneapolis, getting ready to inaugurate the brand spanking new 66,000-capacity US Bank Arena, where the local purple people eaters will begin play later this year in the 2016 NFL season. Ahead of tomorrow's match, head coach Antonio Conte addressed the gathered media — including our friends at London is Blue Podcast — and, amongst other things, revealed some welcome information about a certain center of everyone's attention as of late.
Conte: "Diego Costa is Chelsea’s player and he’s very happy to stay with us."— London Is Blue (@LondonBluePod) August 3, 2016
Diego Costa is ours and you can't have him. I think that bears repeating.
Conte: 'Diego Costa is Chelsea's player and for me this is the most important thing in this moment.' #CFCTour— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 3, 2016
Are you sure?
As reported earlier, costa is fit again...on his future, conte says Diego is a #cfc player and he is happy to stay with us— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) August 3, 2016
Looks like we're sure! And there's even better news, as Diego has been declared fit again following his back injury that kept him out for the first two games of the US Tour.
Conte on Diego Costa: 'He has recovered. Now he is available for tomorrow's game. I am very happy I can count on him.' #CFCTour— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 3, 2016
Happy happy happy. Conte didn't rule out future transfers in or out, but we're all very happy go lucky people at the moment.