Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is confident of keeping Diego Costa from the clutches of China, insisting the Chinese Super League target is happy in London.
Costa has been the subject of intense interest from China, with Fabio Cannavaro’s Tianjin Quanjian attempting to lure the Spain international to the CSL club.
“Diego is a really important player. The situation is very clear, he is very happy to stay with us and fight for the title,” Conte told BBC’s Premier League Show.
“I think [he will stay for some time]. I see him every day and his commitment and behaviour. He loves this club.”
“The players to keep them in a club we must always have the right vision, the right vision, and stand the right way and not lose the right way because if we lose the right way it’s not a good example for the young players [and] for the people in general who have to work every day.”
Conte’s Chelsea – who are nine points clear atop the table – face Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday.