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Atletico Madrid striker dismisses Arsenal transfer talk

It appears that Arsene Wenger is looking to La Liga in Spain again for new additions to the Arsenal squad this summer. You can hardly blame him, because his two most recent signings, Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal, have both been from the Spanish league and they have both fitted in very well at the Emirates.

Arsenal were strongly linked with one front man from Atletico Madrid last summer and in January, but this time it is not Adrian Lopez who has been linked with the Gunners, or Radamel Falcao, but the player who has been challenging his place this season, Diego Costa.

Arsenal transfer rumours Kouyate and Lopez

There are two transfer rumours involving Arsenal and possible summer transfer targets to look at, but neither one involves players that will get the average Gooner very excited. One involves the familiar name of Adrian Lopez, the Spanish forward who plays for Atletico Madrid. Arsenal were heavily linked with this player last summer and in January, and it seems like his club are prepared to sell.

Is Adrian Lopez focused on Arsenal?

Now that it seems as if Arsenal will not be able to persuade Barcelona to part with David Villa, even though he wants to leave and Arsenal are willing to pay for him, Wenger may concentrate on another Spanish forward Adrian Lopez. Arsenal are rumoured to have put in an offer for the 25-year old already, but it was a fair bot lower than his release clause of £15 million.

There are signs that the player has had his head turned by the interest from the Gunners. His manager at Athletico Madrid, Diego Simeone, has told the Spanish media that he was unhappy with the striker’s attitude on Sunday, and that is why he was substituted after about an hour.

Do Arsenal really prefer Lopez to Villa?

There are two Spanish front men who Arsenal are actively trying to sign at the minute, apparently, and if reports are true then the Gunners have tabled offers for both of them. The strange thing, to me, is that Arsenal have only put in the bid for David Villa from Barcelona because their initial bid for Adrian Lopez was turned down by Athletico Madrid.

Arsenal offer £10m for Adrian Lopez

Arsenal have made the first move towards bringing the Spanish forward Adrian Lopez Alvarez in to the Arsenal team. They have started the bidding with an offer to Athletico Madrid, believed to be around £10 million. Arsene Wenger must be confident that the Spanish club, who are second in the Primera Liga behind Barcelona, are willing to sell the 24-year old front man because the offer is about £5 million less than his release clause.

Arsenal will raid Spain again in January! but not for Falcao

Spain has been a happy hunting ground for the Arsenal boss recently, or at least Spanish players have. His best bys in the last two seasons have been Santi Cazorla from Malaga and Mikel Arteta from Everton. It looks like Arsene Wenger is going to try to keep the run going in January with a bid to bring Adrian Lopez from Athletico Madrid.

Wenger praised the astute scouting of the new Swansea City manager, Michael Laudrup, this week for his signing of the Spanish duo Michu and Pablo Hernandez, and the Spanish Primera Liga is definitely becoming a place that English Premier league clubs are looking at for new talent.

Arsenal strike target is NOT for sale say club-what about Falcao then?

Arsenal and Tottenham have been linked with a January swoop for the Spain and Athletico Madrid front man Adrian Lopez Alvarez, commonly known as Adrian. The club and manager, Diego Simeone, managed to hold on to their prize asset Radamel Falcao in the summer, despite interest from a host of top European clubs. So you would think that they would have no problem fending off interest in their second striker, Adrian, then.

Arsenal put on alert by Athletico Madrid striker

Don’t get too excited, it’s not Falcao. However, all the media attention devoted to the Colombian striker, Radamel Falcao, could be a blessing. Madrid’s other striker, Adrian Lopez Alvarez, has passed under the radar, despite hitting 11 goals in 18 European matches for the Spanish side. Commonly known as Adrian, the striker has declined to sign a new contract with Madrid and has a release clause of under £15 million.