EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal prepare £32m offer for Chelsea target Diego Costa

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has a crisis with his

forwards after stand-in Nicklas Bendtner sprained

an ankle scoring in Wednesday's 2-0 win over


He will be out for at least six weeks and first-

choice Olivier Giroud is also missing due to an

ankle injury.

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.

Brazil-born striker Costa – who last year declared he wants to play

for Spain – has scored a staggering 19 goals in just 17 La Liga

appearances this


Starsport understands 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.

Meanwhile, former Blues star Salomon Kalou has

let the Gunners know he wants to come back to

the Premier League.

The Ivorian, who can play as a striker or winger,

has been at Lille for the last two seasons and has a

£2.5m buy-out clause.

Last season the 28-year-old scored 14 league

goals in 28 appearances and has three in 10 this


But now he wants a return to England, with

Tottenham and Liverpool also keen.

Daily Star reports

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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