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Arsenal Set To Make €38m Bid For Top Chelsea Target

Arsenal are ready to make an audacious move to sign €38m-rated Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa ahead of Chelsea this summer, according to reports.

As we approach the opening of the summer window clubs will be intensifying their efforts in the transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Arsenal are linked with a move for Diego Costa.

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Arsenal are ready to make an audacious move to sign €38m-rated Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa ahead of Chelsea this summer, according to reports.

Costa has enjoyed a sensational year with Atletico with his 36 goals helping the club climb to the top of the La Liga table, while his penalty helped them seal a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge last week to book their place in the final of the Champions League.

His impressive form has led to interest from a number of clubs and with the 25-year-old having a €38m (£31m) release clause written into his contract at the Vicente Calderon, it looks at though Madrid are going to face a battle to keep hold of him this summer.

Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for Costa in recent months and reports last week even suggested that they were close to coming to an agreement to take him to West London after Jose Mourinho made the Brazilian-born hitman his No.1 summer target.

However, the Mirror claim that Arsenal are now ready to try and hijack Chelsea’s attempts to bring him to the Premier League with the North Londoners supposedly set to meet the players €38m buy-out fee at the end of the season.

Arsene Wenger is expected to be in the market for another striker this summer to offer competition to Olivier Giroud after being overly-reliant on the Frenchman this season.  A player like Costa would certainly appease the fans, who have been crying out for a big-name front-man to be brought to the club in recent transfer windows.

However, it remains to be seen whether the Gunners will be able to persuade the Spanish international to reject the advances of Chelsea and head for the Emirates instead. Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to bring in a world class striker this summer and reports have suggested the man he wants is Costa.

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It’s certainly going to be interesting to see where the player ends up but it would be great to see him come to the Premier League this summer. Although there is also the very-real possibility he may decide to remain at Atletico – who are a team on the up after a superb campaign that could still see them finish up winning a historic double.

Where do you think Costa will be playing next season? Would you like him at your club?



  1. 2million

    May 5, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I will be happy too see him in Arsenal ,4live

  2. Augustine Chinedu

    May 5, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Diego deserves to come arsenal the home of football

  3. Antique Gunmen

    May 5, 2014 at 11:09 am

    We have beaten Chelsea on Ozil, maybe we can do it again on Costa. However, I’m not sure Arsene can reproduce his personal approach like he did to Ozil with some help from BFG and Poldi.

  4. Deresse Fentaw

    May 5, 2014 at 11:44 am

    If Diago arrives at Emirates,next season will be the Invincibles!But unfortunately Arsene will never do it!

    • Arsenal

      May 5, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      Invincibles??? You sure??? Nothing Can be guarantee.

  5. shina Adefila

    May 6, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Wenger should do the job in time and bring this guy Diego to emirate next season then we can talk of winning EPL we also need DMF in the team. if Sagna want to go they shold allow him to go we should get better.

  6. shina Adefila

    May 6, 2014 at 9:55 am

    we should get better player in place of Sagna if he want to go. Wenger should not waste time in buying players if posssible before the world cup or immediately after the world Cup. We need EPL cup in Emirate next season. Both Wenger and the Board should take note of this. Up Gunners.

  7. eze simon

    May 6, 2014 at 9:58 am

    forget costa is comin to chelsea nxt season ok.

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