ARSENAL suffered a transfer shock when Diego Costa announced he wanted to reunite with old Chelsea friend Willian at Corinthians.
The striker, 33 years old, is available on a free transfer after Termination of contract with Atletico Mineiro.
After his passing was confirmed, Costa wrote a An emotional goodbye on Instagram to supporters of the Brazilian team.
The Spain international forward has held informal talks with a number of clubs – including the Gunners.
However, Evening Standard claims that Mikel Arteta’s team is unlikely to sign him.
That’s because Costa is looking to move to Corinthians and has the opportunity to play alongside former Chelsea team-mate Willian.
Costa only joined Atletico Mineiro last summer and has scored four goals in 15 league appearances for them.
He has loved scoring against the Gunners during his Chelsea career, with an incredible record of six goals and five wins in six appearances against the North Londoners.
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The controversial star has left the Blues with a total of 58 Premier League goals in 120 appearances in three seasons at Stamford Bridge, which has won the title twice.
He continued to haunt the Gunners with the Spanish club when scoring the goal that sent Arsene Wenger’s side out of the 2018 Europa League semi-finals in the French legend’s final season in charge.
Arsenal have signed Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic is their top transfer priority and is willing to spend £58m in Serbian.
Arteta is also desperate to bring in a midfielder with moved to Juventus’ Arthur Melo at work.
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