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Fabregas rates both players but said: "They are two young strikers who will have to improve as quick as possible because they are our main strikers".

Costa was granted extra time off by the Blues and has missed the start of pre-season training after the 28-year-old revealed in June that he was not part of Conte's plans. It wasn't easy for me because sometimes when you win you think that everything is easy but it wasn't to win and to have this type of season. "More from necessity, not because I wanted to change".

"I think it will show my commitment to the club, to this project and to try - I repeat - to build something important".

"My daughter is at an age when it's very important to see her grow, to stay every day with her, and also with my wife, because she would be jealous for this".

Morata, who scored 20 goals in 43 appearances for Real last season on their way to the Champions League and Spanish title, also has nine goals in 20 appearances for Spain - including three at last year's European Championship.

'I have been competing for 15 seasons, ' said the 30-year-old former Arsenal midfielder.

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"The club knows this very well and they know better than me this situation and we are trying to find the right solution". I am very happy for this.

"In Singapore, Rudiger and Morata will arrive, maybe someone else", said Conte to the Daily Mail.

Conte admits he would have been happy for the defender to stay at the club but accepted his desire was to play regular first-team football. "I took this decision in January and I respected my decision".

Juventus' Alex Sandro has been linked throughout the summer, but The Independent reported that Conte wants to secure a back-up striker to Alvaro Morata, with Diego Costa set to leave for Atletico Madrid. But Costa is a fine technician, a hard worker and a fantastic finisher too.

The injury scare was followed by a two-goal performance by Chelsea's Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi before a crowd of 55,618 people at the Bird's Nest in the Chinese capital.



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