Liverpool have tabled a bid of what is believed to be £21 million for the Brazilian striker Diego Costa, which activates the player's buy-out clause.
Brendan Rodgers is now hopeful of pushing on and completely a deal quickly so that Costa can become integrated within the squad before the first game of the season.
Costa joined Atletico Madrid in 2010 from Real Vallodolid, and scored ten goals in La Liga last season for current Copa Del Rey champions, despite playing mostly second-fiddle to Falcao, who Madrid have already sold to Monaco for £55 million.
Atletico Madrid have already lined up a forward for the forthcoming season in the form of new signing David Villa, who joined from Barcelona earlier this window, and although they don't have a choice with the buy-out clause being met, it is understood they are okay with the Brazilian leaving.
Atetlico Madrid have sold many world-class strikers over recent years. Beginning with Fernando Torres, who was sold to Liverpool some years ago, they also cashed-in on Argentinian Sergio Aguero, and this summer have sold Radamel Falcao, and look set to lose Diego Costa too.
This short history should give Liverpool fans hope of what could be one of the best additions in the league, should he hit the ground running.
Furthermore, the BBC reports that sources at Anfield have said this deal is not related to the Suarez saga, and is in no regard due any possible transfer for the Uruguayan.
Yet Arsenal fans should remain positive, as no club would suggest any player was available for transfer, when they are trying to squeeze out the maximum profit they can.
Even if Suarez should leave, it appears Liverpool are not afraid to spend this summer and they would be in a position to strengthen the squad in multiple positions.
Previously Rodgers had said he would only sign new players if they were of high enough quality to improve the squad.
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