Chelsea train ahead of Hull clash
Fri, January 20, 2017
Express Sport brings you all the best snaps as Chelsea train ahead of their clash with Hull on Sunday
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Diego Costa was all smiles as Chelsea train before their clash with Hull
The official line was a back injury although it is understood that Costa will not sign a new conract at Chelsea and is likely to leave in the summer
Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian are ready to pay the 28-uear-old £30m-a-year after tax.
Diego Costa is all smiles in Chelsea training
But Conte insists he will be staying put and is in line to return against Hull on Sunday.
"I think he wants to stay with Chelsea," Conte said.
"He is very happy to play with this.
"His decision is in his mind but he is happy and happy to stay here and play for us.”
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Diego Costa was training with his team-mates today
Costa trained on his own on Monday when the rest of the squad had the day off.
But he was back with his team-mates later in the week and is ready to play as Chelsea look to boost their title charge.
"He is available for the game against Hull City," Conte added.
"He started training on Tuesday with the team. he trained very well, he has no pain in his back and is available.
"On Sunday and Monday he started to train and prepare, he has done this well.
"He only trained on his own to get himself ready for Tuesday."