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Antonio Conte assures Costa is happy

Antonio Conte assures Costa is happy

Conte has held clear to air talks with Costa

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has reiterated that everything is fine between him and star striker Diego Costa.

The Spain international was linked with a potential move to China earlier last month after he had a training-ground dispute with the Italian boss.

He was therein left out of the matchday squad of the 3-0 win over Leicester City after which he has retained his place in the starting lineup.

Speculation continues to link Costa with a big-money move to the Chinese Super League, but Conte insists that everything is 'perfect' with regards to his situation at Stamford Bridge.

"Diego? I was clear with him, I spoke to him forcefully and he understood me. Now everything is perfect," he told Sky Italia.

Costa, who has netted 15 goals through the league campaign, has been recently offered a £30m annual package to join Chinese outfit Tianjin Quanjian.