Besiktas fans besiege Diego Costa's Instagram

Diego Costa
GETTYDiego Costa's relatonship with Antonio Conte deteriorated through the season
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09 July, 2017

He may have been given the cold shoulder by his manager, but Diego Costa is most certainly a wanted man after 2.1million followers responded to a post from the Chelsea striker on Instagram - nearly entirely calling for him to join Besiktas.

Diego Costa is expected to report for Chelsea pre-season training, despite being heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer, according to ESPN.

That follows their move for Romelu Lukaku falling through after Everton agreed a deal with Manchester United.

The Premier League champions have no plans to allow Costa extended leave from training until an agreement is reached for his sale, despite the fact that his relationship with Conte appears damaged beyond fix and he has reportedly begun to say goodbye to his Chelsea teammates.

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Costa has scored 52 goals in EPL action since joining the Pensioners in 2014, and has made it no secret that he wishes to play anywhere, except for China, and that he'd prefer Atletico Madrid.

His experience helped the club escape relegation in the 2016-2017 season and the blues faithfuls sees him as the idle Striker to replace Diego Costa.

He has still proven to be a force on the pitch, however, helping Chelsea to two Premier League titles and scoring 59 goals in 120 appearances in that time. In contrast, although a return to Atletico Madrid has been touted, he wouldn't be able to play until January, which could harm his chances of making the World Cup squad next summer.


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