Controversial striker agrees to be part of Conte’s Chelsea revolution… could partner EURO 2016 ace

Chelsea have been handed a boost, with Diego Costa keen to stay put and work under Antonio Conte, who is eager to pair him up front with Alvaro Morata, according to reports from The Telegraph.

The controversial Spaniard, who has been the Blues’ top goalscorer in both of his seasons at Stamford Bridge since signing from Atletico Madrid, has been aligned with a move away from west London of late, with suggestions circulating that he could be replaced by Gonzalo Higuain.

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However, reports claim that Costa is 100% committed to Chelsea with Conte’s arrival imminent – he’s been coaching Italy at EURO 2016 – and that he could be partnered up front by Juventus’ Morata, if his new boss gets his way.

It’s understood that, despite sealing a £33m move for Michy Batshuayi, the club are eager to lure in the Spain star – who netted three goals before his Spain were eliminated from the European Championship – as Conte looks to put a two-man strikeforce in place.

Should they fail to secure Morata, who will be a costly addition, Southampton’s Graziano Pelle is an alternative option.

Costa was said to have grown unsettled under Jose Mourinho, but Conte is sure to be aware of his qualities as a player, even though he’s known to be hot-headed on the pitch.