‘Return to Chelsea’ – Hazard Begs Costa

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Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has begged Diego Costa to end his self-imposed exile and “come back” to Chelsea so they can win the Champions League together.

Eden Hazard hopes Diego Costa buries his hatchet with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte – The striker is on a self-imposed exile after being told he is not needed this season – Hazard and Costa have played an attacking role for Chelsea in the past three seasons.

The Spanish striker been spending time in Brazil since the beginning of pre-season after failing to report back for training in July. Costa does not to train with the reserves after his demotion by Antonio Conte and he was left out of the Blues’ Champions League squad on Monday.

It had been understood that head coach Antonio Conte has dropped Costa for the Premier League trip to Leicester City in which leaders Chelsea are looking to bounce back from the defeat against Tottenham Hotspur that ended their 13-game winning run.

Costa did not train with the rest of the squad since he had a bust up over an injury with a club fitness coach, which developed into a heated row with Conte. Sources claim Conte shouted ‘go to China’ and Costa did not travel to Leicester.

Chelsea are also aware that he has received a staggering offer from China, with at least one club telling the Spain international that they are willing to pay him £30 million-a-year net to lure him from Stamford Bridge.

That would put Costa on £576,923 a week, not far behind the Carlos Tevez, who signed for Shanghai Shenhua on around £615,000 a week.

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