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Antonio Conte gives important update on Diego Costa's future at Chelsea


Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that the future of striker Diego Costa is uncertain.

The Spaniard is currently ruled out with a back injury that is expected to keep him out for at least three weeks.

Former club Atletico Madrid are interested in bringing the 27-year-old back to the Spanish Liga but Chelsea want to sign a world class striker before concluding the deal.

"I can say that today [Diego] Costa is a Chelsea player," Conte told reporters.

"He didn't play in these games because of injury and if he solves the injury and I see in training he's in good shape, it can be possible to see him in the next game against Milan. But I can tell only this.

"Today Costa is Chelsea's player. Tomorrow if you ask me if Costa will remain with us, I don't know.

"My target is to become a team.

"My experience as a player and a manager teaches me if you want to fight for the title you must be a team inside and outside of the pitch.

"It's important to understand this and transfer this thought on to the players. We must become as a family. This is the key to switch from last season. If we don't understand this it is no good."

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