There might be some questions arising for Manchester United regarding Wayne Rooney who was looking to consider his options in the last transfer window. But the new manager David Moyes handled the situation pretty well. But if they failed to qualify for top 4, Rooney might as well be seeking exit.
Costa has been in irresistible form so far this season and has found the net 19 times in 18 appearances to propel Atleti to joint top of the Primera Division, behind Barcelona on only goal difference.
The 25-year-old’s goalscoring exploits have led to frequent suggestions of a winter departure and, according to Sky Bet, Arsenal is the most likely destination for Costa come February 1.
The Gunners would appear to be in need of reinforcements up front given their failure to land a proven striker during the summer, although Olivier Giroud has been able to flourish as Arsene Wenger’s undoubted first-choice.
Manchester United, meanwhile, are being credited with interest in Costa, rated at £32 million, following their shambolic departure from the FA Cup on Sunday.
David Moyes saw his side lose 2-1 to Swansea City, their second consecutive defeat at Old Trafford, and is ready to spend big to bolster before the window closes.