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.
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.