Costa to stay on for Conte revolution
Diego Costa has agreed to be part of Antonio Conte's Chelsea revolution,with the new manager eager to partner the striker with Spain star Alvaro Morata.
Despite completing the £33m signing of Belgium forward Michy Batshuayi, Conte wants to add Morata to his squad and keep Costa. He is also interested in Graziano Pelle, in case Chelsea cannot agree a fee with Real Madrid for Morata, who is valued at around £50m.
Costa has told Chelsea team-mates over the past fortnight that he will remain at Stamford Bridge.
Conte is also hoping to sign midfielder N'Golo Kante from Leicester and will step up his pursuit of a central defender, with Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly the most likely to arrive.
Despite the fact he has used a back three with Italy, Conte will work towards employing a 4-2-4 formation when he starts work next week.
He wants to partner Kante with Cesc Fabregas in midfield and then have Eden Hazard and Willian flanking his front two - Costa with either Morata or Batshuayi, with Pelle on the bench.