Chelsea’s Diego Costa said that he has been told by the club’s manager Antonio Conte he is not part of the club’s plans.
The striker has contributed greatly to the club, having scored 20 goals in 35 Premier League games to help the Blues win the title, but it seems that he is no longer wanted in Stamford Bridge.
“I’m a Chelsea player, but they do not want me there,” Costa said.
“Antonio Conte has told me by message that I do not follow at Chelsea and that’s it. Conte said he did not count on me for next season.”
Costa added: “My relationship with the coach has been bad this season. It’s a shame, I’ve already forwarded the message to Chelsea people to decide.
“You have to find a team.”
Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid for £32m in 2014.
He spent four seasons at Atleti and suggested he might be open to a return, despite the La Liga club being banned from signing players until the January transfer window
“Being five months without playing? I do not know, it’s complicated, but people know that I love Atletico a lot and that I love to live in Madrid,” Costa said.
“It would be nice to go back, but it’s difficult to be four or five months without playing. It’s a World Cup year and there are many things to think about. I need to play, just that.”