Arsenal & Chelsea told to give up on £32m star

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Atletico Madrid have warned the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal off of trying to sign their star forward Diego Costa, according to French newspaper Le 10 Sport.

Le 10, citing sources in Italy, claims that the Spanish outfit’s sporting director, Jose Luis Caminero, has ruled out the sale of Costa and is confident that he will remain at the Vincente Calderon.

Costa has been repeatedly linked to some of the biggest teams in Europe following his incredible start to the season which has seen him net 23 times in 23 games in all competitions this season.

Arsenal and Chelsea have both been rumoured to have shown particular intent to secure his signature this month, but if quotes from Caminero prove to be correct then there’s little chance of their pursuit ending successfully.

“Diego Costa will not leave in January: he extended to us and he did not show signs that he wanted to go,” the Atletico chief said.

“His extension showed he wanted to continue to wear the jersey of Atlético."

The chase for Costa will no doubt continue until the end of the month, especially seen as though the interest coming from Chelsea and Arsenal is unlikely to relent any time soon.

Wenger is reportedly desperate to find both cover and support for Olivier Giroud, whilst Jose Mourinho knows that more firepower is needed up top if the Blues are to trump their rivals to the Premier League crown.

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