Emirates Stadium ready to make move for Atletico Madrid ace.
Arsenal are preparing a move for in-form Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa according to the Daily Star.
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Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is determined to strengthen his attack having seen first choice forward Oliver Giroud sidelined and back-up striker Nicklas Bendtner also ruled out after he got himself injured whilst scoring against Cardiff City on New Year’s Day.
Brazilian forward Diego Costa, who has ambitions of playing for the Spanish national team, has a £32m buyout clause that many clubs would be interested in triggering such has been the excellent form the Vicente Calderon ace has exhibited this term.
The 25 year old is the top scorer in La Liga having scored an astonishing 19 goals in 17 appearances, goals that have helped keep Diego Simeone’s side at the top end of the table and mounting a genuine title challenge.
Though Arsenal are not generally well known for ‘splashing the cash’ Arsene Wenger has reaped the benefits of the club’s £42.5m investment in Mesut Ozil and the French manager knows that another big name signing would help move the North London club a big step closer to ending their lengthy silverware drought.
Costa may well feel that he has achieved all he can at Atletico Madrid and may be tempted by a move to Arsenal, where he may also be able to command a significant pay-rise.
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