Message received: The Conte text that told Costa he was not wanted

Antonio Conte and Diego Costa

Details of the message sent by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte that caused striker Diego Costa to announce he was not wanted by the club have been revealed.

Costa, 28, said on Wednesday that he had learned he was no longer part of the Premier League champions' plans.

The Italian manager had sent a text to his players wishing them a good holiday and telling them to stay fit and, after Costa replied in a jokey way, the 28-year-old was told he was no longer in the manager's plans.