Football

Manchester United lead chase for Chelsea target

Published 1 Comments

Football News
24/7

Manchester United have entered the race to sign Atletico Madrid's in-form striker Diego Costa, who has also been linked to Chelsea and Arsenal, according to Spanish newspaper El Confidencial.

The 25-year-old has scored an impressive 19 goals in 17 league matches this season, which has significantly enhanced his reputation and even led to a call-up to the Spanish national team, despite the fact he was born and raised in Brazil.

Atletico sit joint-top of the Primera Liga table heading into the winter break after picking up 46 points from their opening 17 fixtures.

Diego Simeone's side are also through to the Champions League knockout stages, with Costa scoring four goals in the group stages.

The former Valladolid forward reportedly has a £32m release clause in his current contract - and one of the interested Premier League clubs may look to trigger that in either January or at the end of the season.

It's no secret that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is determined to sign another striker, while Arsenal are looking for back-up for Olivier Giroud.

However, Costa will understandably expect a starting role if he was to leave Atletico - and with Robin van Persie struggling with injuries again, United are reportedly the frontrunners for his signature.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Premier League
Manchester United
Chelsea
Football

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again