DIEGO Costa has already begun saying goodbye to his Chelsea team-mates as the Blues face up to a striker crisis.
The Spanish international has already contacted several of his colleagues to say farewell ahead of his expected departure.
Manchester United’s £75million hijack of the Romelu Lukaku deal has left the Premier League champions in a tricky situation. They are plotting whether to make an 11th hour move of their own for the Belgian or reignite their interest in Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata. Lukaku had favoured a return to Stamford Bridge, which still gives them hope of landing the star.
They could still switch targets and go all out for Arsenal’s contract rebel Alexis Sanchez.
Torino hitman Andrea Belotti also remains another option. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is due to return to work this weekend and is believed to be very anxious about his striker situation.