Conte: "Diego Costa to China? I hope we're done with that"

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Conte: "Diego Costa to China? I hope we're done with that"

El técnico del Chelsea, Antonio Conte, abraza a Diego Costa.

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The Chelsea boss ruled out any further departures to the Far East from Stamford Bridge after Oscar and Jon Obi Mikel, amid talk of a huge offer for his striker. Arsenal-Chelsea live

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Antonio Conte has said enough is enough. With China flexing its financial muscle in the winter window with moves for both Oscar and Jon Obi Mikel, the Chelsea boss has ruled out any further departures for the Chinese Super League.

Tianjin interest in Costa

Concretely, the Italian was referring to a rumoured offer being prepared by Tianjin Quanjian, coached by his compatriot and World-Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro, for in-form Diego Costa. The Chinese club is reportedly preparing a 104-million-euro bid for the Spain striker, who leads the Premier League scoring charts this season.

I hope that with Mikel and Oscar we are finished with China for now,” the Chelsea manager said. “I hope so. As I have said before, I think it is important to keep the squad together. Right now we are fighting for titles, we have started the season well and it’s important to keep going with the same players.”

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