Arsenal have joined the battle for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa. The Daily Star says sources in Spain claim the Gunners are keeping a close eye on the 25-year-old, who was wanted by Liverpool during the summer transfer window, and more recently by Chelsea.
He said: "I was close to leaving, Liverpool are a great team, but after fighting so hard and overcoming difficulties to get my place at Atletico, how could I leave?
"I thought that it was very important for me to continue growing in this club and to play here for many years."
Costa is thought to be valued at around £30m by the high flying La Liga side.
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