Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would like to bring Diego Costa to London in January. The Telegraph says Arsenal have been scouting Diego Costa but remain doubtful about their prospects of signing the Atletico Madrid striker in January.

It is understood that there would be a reluctance to immediately stretch to a buyout clause which is reportedly in excess of £30 million.

Arsenal, though, are actively interested and aware that he is one of the few leading strikers in Europe who is potentially available in January. Chelsea, who are also looking for a striker, are another club monitoring Costa's situation.

There have been no bids at this stage and, after the misunderstanding last summer over Luis Suarez's possible "buyout" clause, Arsenal would want to know where they stand before formalising their interest.