La Liga Transfer Rumours: Benzema And Vela Join The Gunners, Costa Set To Play At Stamford Bridge

Updated: May 19, 2014
Karim Benzema

La Liga is expected to be one of the busiest leagues in the transfer season. And so here are some of the biggest names that have been making headlines in the upcoming summer transfer market.


Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema’s stellar performance this season sparked the interests of big clubs. The prolific Real Madrid striker has been linked to a move to Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger more than willing to spend £30M for his release.


The French international has been a prominent figure in Real Madrid’s success, most especially when he helped the club secure their semifinals berth in the Champions League. Should the deal push through, Benzema will fill the striker drought that has been plaguing the Gunners.


As for Real Madrid, his transfer is instrumental in funding the club’s ambition to sign Liverpool’s talismanic striker and Premier League’s Best Player, Luis Suarez.


Diego Costa

Diego Costa has been a long target of Chelsea. Similar to Benzema, his presence is deemed to fulfill the Blues’ needs for a striker.


According to reports, the Premier League outfit has already given the nod to his £32M release. He will be expected to grace Stamford Bridge at the end of Atletico Madrid’s Champions League face off against derby rivals, Real Madrid.


Radamel Falcao’s big move to the newly-promoted AS Monaco was a big blow to Atletico’s attacking department. However, Costa’s unprecedented rise propelled Atletico to the Champions League and most especially, to the forefront of La Liga’s title race.


Carlos Vela

The controversial Carlos Vela is set to return to Emirates Stadium. Wenger is said to reactivate the striker’s buy-back clause that will approximately cause the Gunners £3M.


Vela’s claim to fame took place after an explosive performance at La Real—scoring a total of 20 goals this season. However, his relationship with El Tri turned sour when he turned down several call-ups from the Mexican squad during the World Cup qualifiers.


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