Arsenal and Edu have begun informal talks with former Chelsea star Diego Costa as the search for their next striker continues amid Dusan Vlahovic’s talks.
With the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in an uncertain future in north London due to a feud with Mikel Arteta and a contract dilemma respectively, it’s no wonder Arsenal are going all out to try and sign a new number. .9 this month as they look to advance their case for a possible finish to the fourth quarter in the Premier League.
Furthermore, Eddie Nketia’s contract will expire at the end of the season, with the club enjoying the possibility of selling him in January while retaining some value. Meanwhile, young Folarin Balogon completed a move to Middlesbrough earlier this month, highlighting the importance of adding competition in the attacking position.
football. London He understands Arsenal are making continuous efforts to sign Fiorentina striker Vlahovic this month.
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However, his preference to remain in Serie A, along with the Florence-based club’s unwillingness to lose such a key player at a time when they are well positioned to achieve European football this season, have made the entire transfer process complicated.
That’s where Costa comes in, and according to Goal in Brazil, Edu & Co. He held “informal consultations” with his current club, Atletico Mineiro, to find out the player’s plans for the near future.
The report goes on to add that “as of now” there is no official offer from Arsenal for the player who is on vacation in Spain and is also attracting the interest of Corinthians.
In addition to Chelsea’s previous teams in the Club World Cup, the Brazilian side Sao Paulo is interested in Arsenal’s competition for a player who has been given the green light to close away from the current Serie A champions.
“At the end of the season, he came to us expressing his desire to leave,” revealed Rodrigo Caetano, director of football at Atletico MG.
“The reasons given were adaptation, personal issues… When he goes to that aspect, there is not much to argue about.
“He stayed with us until the end, he was a very important piece, an athletic competitor. He was afraid of such a long time in Europe, he made it clear that at some point, if he didn’t feel comfortable, we could make an agreement of this kind.
“We have accepted the request and are working to build the best agreement for all parties. We appreciate his delivery and this period of time with us. It is very likely that he will not stay with us this season… from the parties.”
How will Arsenal loyalists accept a former West London star who has had an impressive scoring record against Arsenal in the London derby over the years?
In the previous seven matches of Atletico Madrid and Chelsea combined in different competitions, the 33-year-old Premier League top scorer has scored on four of those mentioned occasions.
But as the examples of David Luiz, Willian, Petr Cech and vice versa for Olivier Giroud show, players tend to move between the two giants of London, which means anything can be possible in this case.