Much has been made of Antonio Conte’s decision to inform Diego Costa that he was not part of his plans for the 2017/18 season and the Spanish forward’s decision to make that information public has caused quite the transfer story to explode into view. The relationship between Costa and Conte is believed to be fractious 

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The maddening world of Chinese football continues. This time it’s Diego Costa who has been the subject of a staggering bid, reports the Express. The prolific Spanish striker has been the recipient of a £80 million bid from newly-promoted Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian. According to several reports, the Chinese side also had a £50 million 

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Most Euro 2016 squad announcements over the past couple of weeks have passed by without much drama or even the hint of a surprise. However, Vicente del Bosque caught many people cold when he named his provisional Spain squad this week, particularly with the omission of Diego Costa. On the face of it naming just 

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The incident isn’t particularly memorable, it certainly doesn’t linger in the memory as long as Michael Essien’s piledriver that drew Chelsea level in the same game, but last week’s meeting of Chelsea vs Arsenal may have cast minds back to December 2006 when the two sides met at Stamford Bridge and Didier Drogba and Jens 

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This summer at Liverpool has been largely overshadowed by the transfer saga involving Luis Suarez, the striker who seems intent on leaving Anfield despite the club’s resilient desire to keep him. In a parallel plot-line to the war of attrition with Suarez however, is the work done by Brendan Rodgers in quietly assembling a promising 

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