According to daily Express, Arsenal are set to table a bid for Atletico Madrid’s Brazilian Diego Costa. Diego Costa earlier this summer turned down the opportunity to join Liverpool saying he prefers to stay in Spain for now. Express are now reporting Arsenal are convinced they can make the Brazilian to leave Spain and join them provided they are able to come to an agreement with his current club, Atletico Madrid.
To further buttress Express’ report, a Spanish newspaper, El Confidencial are reporting Atletico Madrid are open to sell the Brazilian should an offer they deem suitable ( they want at least 20 million pounds ) is received for the Brazilian. Arsenal are thought to be willing to pay the asking price but that is if their attempt to sign Karim Benzema who they see as their first choice from Real Madrid fails.
Arsenal has tabled a bid of 40 million pounds for Benzema according according to both daily mirror and telegraph which has neither been accepted nor rejected by Real Madrid who are waiting to see if their attempt to sign Luiz Suarez from Liverpool will materialize or not before deciding on Arsenal’s bid.