Arsenal are NOT fascinated about a deal to deliver Diego Costa again to the Premier League in January, talkSPORT understands.
Switch guru Alex Criminal joined talkSPORT on Wednesday afternoon to debate the most recent information and gossip earlier than the switch window re-opens this week.
And he introduced us the most recent on Costa’s future, Arsenal’s curiosity in Isco, West Ham’s transfer for Josh King and a potential exit for Wilfried Zaha.
Former Chelsea striker Costa has been strongly linked with a return to England after ripping up his contract at Atletico Madrid.
Wolves have emerged as shock contenders for his signature, as Nuno Espirito Santo seems for short-term cowl for injured Raul Jimenez, however Arsenal have additionally been linked with an curiosity within the Brazil-born Spain worldwide.
Nevertheless, Criminal claims the Gunners have distanced themselves from a potential deal for the frontman.
“We additionally know Wolves are available in the market for a striker after dropping Raul Jimenez with that horrible head harm,” he stated.
“They’ve sounded out Actual Madrid over a potential mortgage transfer for Luka Jovic however that appears unlikely, they usually wished Hulk however he can’t get a piece allow as a result of subsequent Brexit laws.
“Divock Origi is one other identify actually on their shortlist, however their curiosity within the Liverpool striker – who has solely performed eight minutes within the Premier League this season – appears to have cooled.
“Diego Costa’s agent is Jorge Mendez, who has main affect at Molyneux, as we all know, so it would come down as to whether Costa is fascinated about transferring again to England or whether or not he’ll return house to Brazil after asking to go away Atleti for ‘private causes’.
“Mendez did come out publicly earlier this month and stated he had curiosity from one membership within the premier League
“Arsenal have been touted as a potential vacation spot, however my sources have distanced the Gunners from any curiosity there.”
West Ham ‘engaged on Josh King deal’
“I do know David Moyes continues to be very eager to signal Josh King, having had a £13million bid rejected by Bournemouth in the summertime,” stated Criminal.
“King is also determined to maneuver to the London Stadium.
“I spoke to Moyes at Southampton final night time and he says he could be eager to do enterprise on this switch window, however admitted there might properly be some monetary restraints in place.
“I do know West Ham have been busy beavering away on a possible deal behind the scenes for a number of weeks now.”
Right here’s what Moyes instructed talkSPORT on Tuesday night after the Hammers’ 0-Zero draw with Southampton:
“I’d prefer to attempt, however individuals have gotten to understand there aren’t the crowds on the stadiums so we’re not getting the identical income coming in.
“A membership like West Ham, we have to be actually cautious and I’d need to watch out and make cautious and proper signings.
“Final January we introduced in Tomas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen they usually’ve made an unbelievable distinction to us, so if we will usher in gamers like that I’d undoubtedly do it.
“However discovering them and getting them, that’s the opposite bit. We’ll have a look at all issues and see precisely what we’re going to do.”
Arsenal plot January transfer for misfit Isco
“Talks have already taken place between Arsenal and Actual Madrid a few potential half-season mortgage deal for Isco,” defined Criminal.
“He’s a participant who has actually misplaced his method within the Spanish capital.
“The important thing to that is Mikel Arteta having the ability to shift gamers from the wage invoice in an effort to make room.
“Arsenal additionally face competitors from Sevilla, however I feel Actual would like to ship him to an abroad membership than a LaLiga rival.”
Wilfried Zaha to AC Milan or PSG?
“There are some hyperlinks with Wilfried Zaha, to not groups in England however a potential transfer overseas.
“AC Milan have been mooted as a potential vacation spot and Paris Saint-Germain as properly.
“That’s an fascinating one, as Mauricio Pochettino is ready to go there as supervisor and we all know he was a fan of Zaha’s when he was in cost at Tottenham.
“However I’m simply not satisfied both of these golf equipment are going to pay the kind of cash Crystal Palace need for him.
“After placing in a switch request in the beginning of LAST season, he then signed a giant contract which he might now remorse in some methods turned it’s nearly priced him out of a transfer
“Crystal Palace are nonetheless taking a look at round £50m for him and I simply can’t see it, not in January.”