Costa hints at Chelsea exit this summer claiming "I'm unhappy in London"

Diego Costa insists he is now content at Chelsea, although has done little to quell speculation regarding a potential summer exit from Stamford Bridge after appearing to hint that he is not happy living in London.

Chelsea paid a fee of £23million to sign the 26-year-old from Fiorentina and he has justified that outlay by starting every Premier League match for the leaders since September.

He told Standard Sport: "Diego has been massive for Chelsea this season".

"The club do a lot for me, the fans, my team-mates and this is a winning team, which motivates you to be there a long time more".

"I'm happy at Chelsea".

I am happy at Chelsea, I am not necessarily saying that I am happy with my life in London, but that is something completely different.

So while Costa indicated he's happy at Chelsea, the same can not be said for his feelings on living and working the Great Britain capital.

Chelsea have Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and unsettled Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez on their hit list, if as expected Tianjin Quanjian return for Costa in the summer. Also, early 2017 saw Diego Costa have a row with Blues Manager Antonio Conte, which led to his benching, training alone, and then his subsequent reinstatement.

It was not the best performance the Chelsea striker has produced this season, but his side maintained their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League table despite an off-day from the Spain worldwide.

But Redknapp is convinced that Alonso has made even more of an impact for Chelsea than his Spurs counterpart and paid the Spaniard the great compliment of naming him in his team of the season. "It has nothing to do with it".