Insider claims key Chelsea star has played last game for champions

Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth claims Diego Costa has played his last game for Chelsea

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Diego Costa has played his last game for Premier League champions Chelsea, according to Dharmesh Sheth.

The Spain international was told that he is free to leave the west London club earlier this month and Costa has been linked with a return to Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window.

However, los Rojiblancos are unable to make any signings until their transfer ban is lifted in January 2018, which has complicated the controversial striker’s proposed return to Spain.

Costa has also been linked with a move to AC Milan but the Chelsea striker is thought to be reluctant to move to the Serie A club with his heart set on a return to Atletico Madrid.

Sky Sports News reporter Sheth confirmed that Costa has made his last appearance for Chelsea despite uncertainty about the striker’s next move.

“It’s safe to say that Diego Costa has played his last game for the club. Conte is showing everyone who’s boss with this one,” Sheth told Sky Sports News on Friday morning.

“Costa wants to go to Atletico Madrid. That move is complicated by their transfer ban, while AC Milan have spoken to Costa’s agent – the one and only Jorge Mendes.”

Fact file: Diego Costa

– Diego Costa established himself as one of Europe’s top strikers after scoring 27 times in 35 games to help Atletico Madrid win La Liga in 2013-14.

– The controversial striker won the Premier League title and the EFL Cup in his first season in England under Jose Mourinho.

– Costa has netted 52 times in three seasons in the Premier League under Mourinho and current boss Antonio Conte.

– The Chelsea star won his second Premier League title last season after scoring 20 times in 35 appearances.

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