But in light of Manchester United's surprise move to agree a £75 million fee with Everton for Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea are being forced to re-evaluate their options as they seek to sign a new first-choice striker ahead of the new season. Despite finishing the 2016/17 season as top scorer as Chelsea cruised to the Premier League title, Costa looked destined to leave Stamford Bridge after he was told in no uncertain terms by Antonio Conte that would not be part of the manager's plans moving forward.
Costa is in limbo, with his preferred move back to Atletico Madrid impossible before January because of the Spanish side's transfer ban.
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He pointed to stretched police resources around the G-20 summit as well as Germany's current tensions with Turkey. Merkel told the German parliament Thursday that "protectionism can not be a solution" to the world's problems.
His experience helped the club escape relegation in the 2016-2017 season and the blues faithfuls sees him as the idle Striker to replace Diego Costa. He won't be able to play for Atletico until January and rumours of a loan to a club in the Chinese Super League are making the rounds.
He may have been given the cold shoulder by his manager, but Diego Costa is most certainly a wanted man after 2.1million followers responded to a post from the Chelsea striker on Instagram - nearly entirely calling for him to join Besiktas.
The same article states that Costa has told some of his Chelsea team-mates that he is confident a return to Atletico will materialise in the summer transfer window.
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Juhi questioned the state's road map and the minister-in-charge of the law and order about the miscreants not being arrested. The woman is in trauma. "But the FIR will have to be filed by the family, whom we have informed about the incident", he said.
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Plus, there are multiple rumors saying he'd like to play for his hometown Los Angeles Lakers , hurting his trade value even more. The Boston Celtics have been very patient over the last couple of years, being very cautious of not overpaying for assets.
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Gringo Honasan, for his part, described the SC decision as "Philippine pluralistic democracy at work". Martial law will stay until the last terrorist is dead, the President told reporters in Bulacan.