Arsenal have reportedly opened talks with Atletico Mineiro over a move for Diego Costa with the former Blues forward keen on make a return to Europe.
The Gunners are keen to strengthen their squad this month with addition of striker and midfielder due to their lack of depth at the position.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been frozen out by Mikel Arteta after he was stripped of the captaincy and will likely leave the club sooner rather than later.
Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette will become free agent at the end of the season and talks over contract extension with the club remains doubt.
As a result of that Mikel Arteta’s side are willing to break the bank to find a new talisman this month, despite January is notoriously hard window to do business.
Dusan Vlahovic is Arsenal number one target, but the Serbia international yet to make final decision on his future despite the Gunners willing to break the bank on him.
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As a result of that, Arsenal have identified former Chelsea striker Diego Costa as alternative, if a deal for the Serbian does not materialise.
According to Goal in Brazil, Mikel Arteta’s men have made an “informal consultation” with Atletico Mineiro over a deal for Diego Costa, who scored 58 goals in 120 appearances in all competitions over three seasons at Stamford Bridge.
The reports explain in details that there has been no official bid from Arsenal as Corinthians and Sao Paulo have also been linked with the ex-Atletico Madrid player.