The Express.

Arsene Wenger is desperate to bring in a big name star to quash voices of discontent surrounding his summer transfer dealings at the Emirates Stadium.

Benzema is his number one choice, but with a deal likely to be pricey – both in terms of a fee and the player’s salary – the Frenchman is already lining up alternatives.

He sees Costa – who was believed to be close to joining Liverpool a few weeks ago – as the ideal backup option, and could launch a move I the coming days.

The Brazilian only recently penned a new deal with Atletico, but reports suggest that they could be convinced to sell already.

Liverpool saw a £22m bid for Costa rejected, but Arsenal are hopeful that a fresh offer in the same region will be enough to convince the Spaniards to sell, after the 24-year-old was jeered by some sections of the club’s support during a recent clash with Sevilla.

Although he maintains he is happy in Madrid, rumours suggest that the South American only penned a new deal at the Vicente Calderon due to a lack of appealing options from other clubs.

Is Diego Costa a big enough name to be Arsenal’s marquee signing?

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  • Dominic
    12 months ago

    Diego costa is a wonderful player.i have watched him many times. Last season when falcao was out of form,he took the team forward.his a great player one thing that i like him most is his tricks.many defenders suffers alot with his trick. He would be the new arsenal saurez.please arsene sign him.ask your spanish scouts the will tell you about how wonderful this guy is.

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  • segun owoade
    12 months ago

    Diego Costa,is a fantastic player that arsenal will be happy to have in the squad this season,

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  • COYG
    12 months ago

    Its funny how during the summer it was said that he had a 15m buy out clause which Wenger wasn’t willing to meet going in at 12m. Now he’s billed at 35m. So if Wenger doesn’t think he’s worth 15m then why are we even discussing the possibility of the boss bidding 35m for him!

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