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Chelsea insist Diego Costa claims “just nonsense”, club not looking to force player out amid uncertainty over future News

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Chelsea have insisted that the claims stating manager Antonio Conte is trying to force striker Diego Costa out of the club are “just nonsense”, as reported by Sky Sports.

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Mauricio Pochettino puts Tottenham ace in same category as Diego Maradona

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he considers Mousa Dembele to be amongst a group of five geniuses that he has worked with.

The Belgian international has been an integral part of the Spurs team over the last two years, taking big strides along the way since he arrived from Fulham in 2012.

With over 130 Premier League appearances for Tottenham to his name now, he has seemingly gone on another level under Pochettino, and the Argentine coach has dished out some very high praise while bemoaning the fact that he couldn’t work with him earlier in his career.

“I always say, ‘Mousa, in my book, you will be one of my genius players that I have been lucky to meet,’” Pochettino is quoted as saying by ESPN FC.

“One was Maradona, then Ronaldinho, Okocha and De La Pena...

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Diego Costa transfer: Atletico Madrid begin talks over re-signing Chelsea striker

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Atletico Madrid are understood to have begun talks with Chelsea over re-signing Diego Costa after making him their number-one strike target.

Spanish publication Marca reported this morning that Costa was on an Atletico shortlist which also included Gonzalo Higuain and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.

And now the Daily Mail claims that the La Liga outfit have opened negotiations with Chelsea after deciding that Costa was the most viable option.

According to the Daily Mail, the Blues are aware that Costa is unsettled at Stamford Bridge and is attracted to the possibility of returning to Atletico.

The 27-year-old left Madrid for Chelsea in 2014 and enjoyed a great debut season in London, scoring 20 goals as his new club romped to the Premier League title.

But his second season was not nearly...

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Chelsea Predicted XI v Man City: Match Preview as fallen champions welcome back Diego Costa

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Chelsea will be able to call on the services of Diego Costa when they host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

When the fixture list was released at the beginning of the season, this match would have been pencilled in by many as a potential title decider, but such has been the unpredictability of this campaign, that neither side find themselves in contention for the Premier League crown with six matches still to play this term.

Indeed, while Manchester City are still in the hunt for a Champions League qualifying berth, Chelsea have little to play for, and head into the weekend down in tenth place, although a spot in the Europa League is not off the cards if they end the campaign well.

To this end, expect Guus Hiddink to recall Diego Costa to his starting lineup, w...

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Chelsea player ratings vs PSG: Diego Costa not a phony, but Blues still eliminated

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Chelsea have been eliminated from the Champions League once again by Paris Saint-Germain after the French giants came to Stamford Bridge and knocked the Blues out in a 2-1 victory that let them advance on a 4-2 aggregate score.

Diego Costa though had as solid a performance in the first half as he’s had against any top opponent all season, knocking in a goal off an assist from Willian to get an early equalizer after PSG had taken the lead. But Costa was forced out of the game early in the second half with an injury, and the team just could not recover any ground.

Ironically, since Guus Hiddink took over for Jose Mourinho in late-December, PSG are the only club in any European competition to beat Chelsea. The Blues are 8-7-0 in all other competitions under Hiddink.

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