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Chelsea lower their asking price for prolific ace by whopping £35M

The Spain worldwide recently revealed that Conte had intimated him through a text message that he doesn’t feature in his plans for next season.Costa is likely to be replaced in the Chelsea squad by Romelu Lukaku, with the club having been locked in talks for Everton ever since the season ended, and they are hopeful of concluding a deal shortly.Atletico may just want Costa to head over and play “marque signing” for the summer as they prepare to move into their new 68,000-seater stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano.Main striker Chelsea Diego Costa before the closure of the summer transfer window may leave the club.On Thursday, Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has an update on the future of Costa.Atletico still have their transfer ban in place after CAS bizarrely refused the reduce their punishment despite overturning Real Madrid’s for virtually the same sin, breaking rules by registering young players.Costa, however, is only interested in a return to Atletico Madrid, the club he left for Chelsea in a £32million transfer in 2014.Di Marzio reports that the Blues have already come drastically down in their asking price, which now sits at 60 million euros.Negotiations continue as Chelsea face up to taking a £35m hit on their initial valuation, though he is now expected to move to Atletico imminently.With the clock ticking, the Premier League champions have to hatch a plan like the one which helped Fernando Torres back to Atletico.Chelsea will then face Arsenal in the Community Shield and Burnley in the Premier League on the opening day of the season.Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has also been linked with a move to Chelsea as Costa’s replacement.