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Jose Mourinho’s agent tries to sell Chelsea star who looks set for reduced role under Conte

Diego Costa was one of Jose Mourinho’s main men at Chelsea.

The Spain striker hit 20 Premier League goals to win the title in his debut season at Stamford Bridge.

His second season was slightly less impressive, although he still scored 12 times in the Prem.

And now Costa could be set for a reduced role under new manager Antonio Conte.

Reports in Italy, via Calciomercato, claim that agent Jorge Mendes – who is also Mourinho’s representative – has offered Costa to Inter Milan and Napoli.

Calciomercato suggest that Mendes is trying to manufacture a move for the 27-year-old because he expects him to be used as a back-up player this season.

Chelsea have already signed one striker this summer in Michy Batshuayi, while the Blues continue to be linked with a move to re-sign Everton frontman Romelu Lukaku.

According to ESPN, Costa’s exit would likely help pave the way for Lukaku’s return.

Napoli finished second in Serie A last season, while Inter came fourth.

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