Champions League squads: Diego Costa left out by Chelsea

The Champions League squads for the group stage include some surprise omissions, including Diego Costa and Nathaniel Clyne.

Diego Costa has been left out of Chelsea's Champions League squad.   -  Getty Images

Chelsea has left striker Diego Costa out of its squad for the Champions League group stage.

The Spain international has been tipped to return to training with the Premier League champion after failing to secure a move away during the transfer window.

However, the 28-year-old has been omitted from the 25-man list for European duties, which cannot be updated again until January.

Manchester United has surprisingly named Zlatan Ibrahimovic and James Wilson in its own squad.

Ibrahimovic is recovering from a serious knee ligament injury and had been tipped to return to action in January, but his place on Jose Mourinho's list implies that he could be available for the latter part of the group stage.

Wilson, meanwhile, has been drafted into Mourinho's plans and handed the number 29 shirt, despite not having played for the club since the 2015-16 season.

Barcelona has included Arda Turan and Thomas Vermaelen in its squad, suggesting head coach Ernesto Valverde intends to keep both players at Camp Nou, despite reports of interest from clubs in Turkey.

Liverpool has caused a stir by leaving out Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Ings and Lazar Markovic but have included Philippe Coutinho, who failed to engineer a move to Barca.

Manchester City's squad features Eliaquim Mangala and Fabian Delph, after the duo failed to secure moves away, while Vincent Janssen and Erik Lamela are notable absentees from Tottenham's selection.

The opening round of group-stage matches takes place on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 of September.

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