Piers Morgan tells Arsenal to bid £80m to sign top striker

The Arsenal shareholder wants the Gunners to sign out-of-favour Chelsea striker Diego Costa this summer

Atletico manager Diego Simeone and Chelsea star Diego Costa Photo: Diego Costa/Instagram

Piers Morgan has urged Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to launch an audacious £80m bid to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea.

The Spain international has been told that he can leave the Premier League champions in the summer transfer window.

Costa scored 20 times in 35 games in the Premier League to help the west London side to win the title in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge.

However, the Chelsea manager has now deemed Costa surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge as the Blues look to sign a new striker this summer.

Arsenal are facing the prospect of losing Chile international Alexis Sanchez in the summer with less than 12 months remaining on his current deal.

Outspoken Arsenal shareholder Morgan demanded that Wenger submit a bid to sign the two-time Premier League winner Costa.

Morgan wrote on Twitter: “Arsenal should bid £80 million for Diego Costa. Then keep bidding until we get him.”

Chelsea won the Premier League title for the second time in three seasons thanks in part to Costa’s impressive goal-scoring form.

Indeed, the Spanish forward scored 41 times in 62 games in Chelsea’s two title-winning campaigns.

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