Arsenal have become the leading club in the chase to sign Brazilian soon to turn Spanish international Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid according to reports in Spain. The high rated Brazilian only recently agreed to play for Spain instead of Brazil after enjoying a fine goal scoring start to the season. Costa has been earmarked by Wenger as a major target in January according to many reports but new reports claim the gunners have fixed their sights on signing Costa and are in fact closer to signing him than they were last month.
Arsenal are currently only with Frenchman Olivier Giroud as the club’s only experience senior striker with many gunners earnestly praying that Giroud doesn’t get injury till the January window when they hope their club will do the right thing and sign another striker.
It is believed that Arsenal and Costa’s agent have been talking about a potential deal and the gunners’ negotiators are so far encouraged by the discussion. It is believed that Arsenal will try to do a deal with Atletico Madrid for as much as 30 million pounds and are making their moves early in other to give Madrid the time to bring in a replacement of their own.