ARSENAL could make a shock move for former Chelsea star Diego Costa, according to reports.
The striker, 33, is available on a free transfer after terminating his contract with Atletico Mineiro.
And the Spaniard has had informal talks with several clubs over a move including Arsenal, Goal report.
But the Gunners haven’t submitted an official proposal to Costa – who has received an offer from La Liga de Cádiz.
Brazilian clubs Corinthians and Sao Paolo are also said to be interested in the striker.
Costa only joined Atletico Mineiro last summer but could be set for a return to Europe.
And Arsenal need a striker after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was ostracized from the squad ahead of his departure for the Africa Cup of Nations.
There is also speculation linking Eddie Nketiah with a transfer exit this month.
Bayer Leverkusen and Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in the young striker whose contract expires this summer.
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Alexandre Lacazette also only has six months left on his current contract.
Arsenal have made Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic their top transfer priority and are ready to spend £58million on the Serb.
Mikel Arteta is also desperate to bring in a midfielder with a move for Arthur Melo from Juventus in the works.
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the-sun : Arsenal ‘discuss shock Diego Costa transfer’ with ex-Chelsea star seen as potential solution to striker shortage