Chelsea striker Diego Costa has decided to stay at Stamford Bridge after holding a private meeting with incoming manager Antonio Conte.
This has been reported by The Sun, who claim that the enigmatic forward spoke to the Italian boss about his future on Tuesday.
Conte was named as Guus Hiddink's successor earlier this week and flew to the club's Cobham training ground to address the team for the first time.
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The former Juventus manager, who is set to lead Italy to Euro 2016 this summer, will take over in west London ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.
It appears, then, that he has already been able to persuade Costa to stay in the Premier League. After a frustrating campaign, the Spain international has been linked with a move away from the club recently.
La Liga giants Atletico Madrid, who sold Costa to Chelsea in the summer of 2014, have been credited with an interest in his signature.
However, if the report from The Sun is to be believed, it appears that Costa has a long-term future at the club under Conte's guidance.
It's safe to say that Conte will have to rebuild the Blues over the course of the summer and it appears that his work has already started.
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