Costa says he wants to stay at the Vicente Calderon to continue his development.
Arsenal target Diego Costa says he wants to stay at Atletico Madrid and continue his development in the Spanish capital.
The Brazilian is enjoying a fine season season for the La Liga outfit and made his debut for the national team in the friendly with Italy in March.
The 24-year-old striker has netted 10 goals in 33 appearances this term and his performances have reportedy attracted the attention of Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger.
But the £21.1m rated forward has dismissed speculation he could leave Atletico this summer.
“I am working so that I grow and improve every day,” Costa is quoted as saying by ESPN.
“There are great players here and I want to fight to be in the first XI. I hope to keep growing here. At Atleti.”
Arsenal have struggled to replace last season’s Premier League top scorer Robin van Persie who joined Manchester United last summer, with Frenchman Olivier Giroud managing just 12 league goals and Wenger preferring to use Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski on the flanks.