Chelsea star Diego Costa: I'm unhappy in London

The Spanish worldwide also admitted that he told Antonio Conte he wanted to leave on the Italian's very first day in charge and that the manager was so upset that he would not even look at him as a result.

Jamie Redknapp has claimed in the Mail that Chelsea unsung hero Marcos Alonso has had a better season than Tottenham's Danny Rose.

"He is a very important player, not just outside on the pitch but also inside the dressing room". He has nearly scored 20 goals and that is a significant contribution. "We all know where we are going, we are all going in the same direction and that's very important".

'We have a week to rest a little bit and then prepare, that's what we have to be focused on these days'. This year I hope will be different, that we win titles.

"It's good to have someone like Diego around who is amusing and provides something to enjoy". The Mirror quotes the 28-year-old Spanish global who stated in a recent interview that; "I am happy at Chelsea, I am not necessarily saying that I am happy with my life in London".

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It is the second time this season where reports have surfaced over Costa's future - the first time being when Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian allegedly turned his head with a lucrative offer to take him to the Far East. Last summer, media consistently linked Diego Costa with a potential return to Atletico Madrid.

"I have two years of my contract left", he told SFR Sport. I am always very honest with those close to me.

"The club gives me a lot, the supporters, the team-mates".

But Redknapp is convinced that Alonso has made even more of an impact for Chelsea than his Spurs counterpart and paid the Spaniard the great compliment of naming him in his team of the season.

  • Regina Holmes