That Arsene Wenger wants another striker is an open secret but it seems the search for a new striker is finally yielding fruit as more and more reports seem to be pointing to the fact that they gunners are in advance discussion to sign Aletico Madrid’s Diego Costa. Reports from Spain and Italy yesterday claims that Wenger has started negotiating with the agents of Diego Costa.
In fact, according to CalcioMercato, Arsenal are now in an advance discussion with the player’s representatives. Diego Costa was the subject of a reported 30 million pounds bid by Liverpool in the summer but the Brazilian-Spanish chose to stay with Madrid and fight for his first team chances. Few months later, he is their highest goal scorer and the 2nd highest in la liga having scored 5 more goals than Lionel Messi and joint top on 13 goals with Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to the reports, Wenger is willing to match the player’s release clause of 35 million euros and offer him 80,000 pounds per week in order to convince him to join the gunners.