Arsenal fans are pleading on social media for their club to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea this summer, with the striker definitely on the move this summer. The Spanish international revealed that manager Antonio Conte has told him that he is not a part of his plans for the coming campaign, with Romelu Lukaku strongly linked as his replacement.
The Belgian international is also linked with the Gunners, but his supposed £80 Million asking price is not deemed value, but that has not deterred his former club.
Diego Costa was a key part of the Blues title-winning campaign, earning his side more points with his goals than any other player in the division, but will now have to seek a new club to play for next season.
The Brazilian-born striker was believed to have had his head turned by a big-money offer to move to China, and it is not known whether the saga has played a part in Conte’s decision to part ways with the star.
Costa’s preferred destination is claimed to have been a return to Madrid, but Atletico are currently banned from registering new players, and he is unwilling to sit-out until January.
His new club is now up in the air, and Arsenal fans are keen to see him move across London.
Funnily enough, in a Chelsea shirt Diego is one of the most hated men in the Premier League, and at the Emirates he would is strongly despised, but that has not distracted our fellow Gunners fans to see what he brings to a club, and they would love to see him join.
Would Costa be a big improvement on our current options? Is he in that top tier of strikers? Would Chelsea really sell another top player to us?