Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is making Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa his priority January target. The Daily Star says Costa, 25, has a £32m buyout clause in his Atletico Madrid contract and it would be a huge investment for the north Londoners following the £42.5m purchase of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in the summer.

But Wenger needs a new striker signing with Nicklas Bendtner out for six weeks and Olivier Giroud also missing - both with ankle injuries.

Chelsea are also keen on Costa, and were planning to make their move in the summer.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho maintains he will not sign a striker during this transfer window.

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