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Conte drops Matic and Costa off Chelsea's pre-season tour

Conte drops Matic and Costa off Chelsea's pre-season tour

Among the crowd was Antonio Conte, manager of the football club which could be considered to be the All England Club's neighbours, Chelsea.

Costa was well-suited to the English game, and his 52 Premier League goals came from just 89 appearances, leaving him with one of the best goals-per-game ratios in the top flight over the last three seasons.

If the Spanish International does go, Conte and Chelsea will need to fill the void left by Costa quickly to ensure they are properly prepared to defend their Premier League trophy for the coming campaign, with rivals Manchester United and Arsenal already strengthening their strike forces.

Spanish outlet Don Balon, as quoted by the Daily Star, is reporting that the west London side have tabled a big-money offer to try and convince the Belgian to sign for the Blues this summer.

And yesterday Chelsea confirmed the signing of Monaco powerhouse Tiemoue Bakayoko. During his time in Italy, Morata won the Serie A trophy twice, the Copa Italia and the Italian Super Cup.

"He improved a lot of players, like last season Moses and Alonso". In it, we see him wearing the shirt of former club, Atletico Madrid.

The striker is known for his outstanding pace, which would fit in with Chelsea's rapid counter-attacking style that they have adopted under Conte and his preferred 3-4-3 formation.

Costa wants to return to Atletico Madrid, and the Rojiblancos want to deal to happen as well.