Conte opens up on row with Costa.


Antonio Conte has come out to say he had plans of allowing Diego Costa leave Chelsea in January.

The media was alerted when Conte and Costa fell out after the Italian refused to allow the Spaniard leave Chelsea for Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian.

With Morata now in Chelsea, The Spain international is expected to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

But with Atletico Madrid facing transfer ban, Costa might be on his way to the Serie A for a loan spell at Ac Milan before rejoining his former teammates at the Spanish Capital.