The Star echoes the theme, saying Costa “has told Chelsea he’ll stay and fight for his place” under Conte.
It says the striker is “excited” about the arrival of the current Italy manager and adds that “Chelsea have made it clear he is not for sale.”
Meanwhile, mooted Conte target Radja Nainggolan is closer to a switch to London from Serie A side Roma, the Sun suggests.
It cites reports in Italy that “the Blues have met with the player’s agent Remy Abbas and the Roman outfit’s sporting director Walter Sabatini” to talk about the 27-year-old midfielder, who would be likely to cost around £30 million.
While he may be arriving, it could soon be goodbye to Eden Hazard, the Sun tells us, saying “two top agents have told Europe’s elite clubs he is for sale.”
It adds that “both the agents have close ties to the Blues and have had extensive transfer dealings in and out of Stamford Bridge.”
And one more Chelsea snippet: Conte will be the man who makes the final decision on the future of John Terry, according to the Mirror.
Terry had appeared to be on his way out — but the 35-year-old captain could now stay put having “shown determination to get back into the first-team and fight for his future, despite having had offers from China, the Middle East and the MLS.”
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