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14 August 2017

Diego Costa admits he was ‘angry’ after being axed over text message by Chelsea while on international duty

DIEGO COSTA confirmed he was axed by Chelsea over text message this summer.

SunSport exclusively revealed back in June that Costa was told his Chelsea career was over by text message by Antonio Conte.

Diego Costa revealed Antonio Conte texted him to tell him he was not part of his plans
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Antonio Conte's decision to dump Diego Costa by text has not sat well
Antonio Conte’s decision to dump Diego Costa by text has not sat well
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And, in an interview with the Daily Mail, Costa said he was left “angry” by the text when he was on international duty.

He said: “”It was a shock to get it like that. I was showing it to my team-mates and they could not believe how he had done it.

“I was angry at the time. Now I am more calm. I have not deleted the message.

“You don’t do it by text message. You I should be honest and direct to someone’s face.”

The Sun have contacted Chelsea for comment.

Costa faces a fine up to £300k after going AWOL.

Diego Costa was told he is no longer needed or wanted at Chelsea while on international duty
Diego Costa was told he is no longer needed or wanted at Chelsea while on international duty
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The 28-year-old was due to report for training at the Premier League champions TWO WEEKS ago.

But he has been pictured partying in Brazil instead of returning to the club’s Cobham HQ and working on his fitness.

Antonio Conte has made it clear Costa is not part of his plans and would be training away from the first team.

But Costa was still due to return and keep himself in shape for a potential move.

Diego Costa says he was treated like a 'criminal' by Chelsea
Diego Costa says he was treated like a ‘criminal’ by Chelsea
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Chelsea outcast Diego Costa plays foot volley ball on a beach in Brazil with pals

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He now could be fined by the club two weeks wages with his current earnings £150,000 a week.

His situation has been complicated by his dream move back to Atletico Madrid being put on hold as they have a transfer embargo until January.

Chelsea were beaten 3-2 by Burnley in the worst possible start to their Premier League defence on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.


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