Costa left out of Chelsea squad after row

Diego Costa has been left out of Chelsea’s squad to face Leicester following a dispute with a coach over his fitness.

The Blues striker was absent from training ahead of the game and has not travelled to the East Midlands with his team-mates.

The Telegraph have reported that Costa’s dispute was with fitness coach Julio Tous and that boss Antonio Conte became involved in the fall-out.

It comes amid reports that Costa, 28, has been approached about a potential £30m-a-year move to China.

Costa, who has scored 14 goals this season, is under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2019.

He was signed from Atletico Madrid for £32m in 2014 and has scored 50 goals for Chelsea in all competitions.