Diego Costa to China: Chelsea striker posts explosive message after transfer rumours


The onus has fallen on Conte again to try and diffuse the rumors, and the Italian did it with a shrug of the shoulders and a hint of perplexion during his pre-Arsenal conference on Friday (watch the video above from 4:30).

Diego Costa has responded to reports that he has agreed to a big money move to China by posting a messge on Instagram.

Speaking to native radio station Cadena SER, Spanish journalist Manu Carreno explained how the 28-year-old moving to the Far East is now "total" and "absolute". I think now the most important thing is to be focused on these championship and we are in a good position.

We read you loud and clear, Diego.

The most recent suggestions about Costa's future claim that a deal is in place which will see the Spanish worldwide leave Stamford Bridge this summer and begin earning £30 million a year.

Costa used his goal-celebration against Hull City to send a similar message - "they talk too much s-star-star-hit" - while he's been using his Instagram account to lead a charm-offensive to put to rest any lingering doubt about his commitment to the team.

And Blues fans are going wild, as you can see in the comments section and the below screenshots.

Diego Costa has had an eventuful Chelsea career to say the least.

Costa is the current joint-top goalscorer in the Premier League alongside Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez with 15 goals.

Costa has since come back into the side after being excluded from Chelsea's 3-0 win at Leicester City, but speculation surrounding his future continued to come up, with the likes of Barcelona and former club Atletico Madrid being linked with a summer move for Costa.