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Juventus to offer Douglas Costa in Paul Pogba bid?

Juventus prepare to offer Douglas Costa in a player-plus-cash bid for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, according to a report. Juventus are reportedly preparing to offer Douglas Costa in a player-plus-cash bid for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. Pogba recently admitted that he was open to leaving Old Trafford in this summer’s transfer window. Real Madrid have been strongly linked with a move for the France international, although the midfielder’s former club Juve are also said to be in the hunt. According to Calciomercato, the Italian champions will attempt to lower United’s asking price for Pogba – which is potentially as high as £160m – by including Costa as a makeweight. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side have recently been linked with a move...

Leeds United ‘prioritising Helder Costa from Wolves’

Leeds United reportedly make Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Helder Costa their top target this summer and are pursuing a loan deal. Leeds United have reportedly made Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Helder Costa their number one target this summer. The Whites were on course for promotion for the vast majority of last season, but fell out of the Championship top two with a handful of games remaining and went on to lose out to Derby County in the playoff semi-finals. Marcelo Bielsa has agreed to stay on and mount a fresh promotion push in 2019-20 and, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Wolves’ Costa is the first name on his recruitment wishlist. The newspaper says that Leeds are unable to afford a permanent deal for the Portuguese player – Wolves paid £13m for his signature j...

Transfer Talk Daily Update: Helder Costa, Andreas Christensen, Danilo

Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world. The transfer window is open! Clubs around the UK and Europe are getting business done as they look to give themselves the best possible chance at success in the new season. Saturday morning’s headlines: Leeds United hold interest in Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Helder Costa?Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Helder Costa, who could be allowed to leave Molineux this summer. Read more. Andreas Christensen keen to remain at ChelseaDefender Andreas Christensen says that he is not contemplating an exit from Chelsea this summer. Read more. Manchester City open to Danilo offers?Manchester City are reportedly happy to entertain offers for...

Leeds United hold interest in Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Helder Costa?

Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Helder Costa, who could be allowed to leave Molineux this summer. Leeds United have reportedly identified Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Helder Costa as a potential summer signing. The Yorkshire giants missed out on promotion to the Premier League, but the Championship side are expected to be active in the transfer market ahead of the next campaign. There remains doubts over the size of the budget available to Marcelo Bielsa courtesy of rumours regarding a potential takeover, although it appears that the Argentine has already put together a shortlist of possible additions. The Express & Star claims that Leeds are considering whether to launch an approach for Wolves’s out-of-favour attacker Costa. The...

Juventus ‘to offload Miralem Pjanic, Douglas Costa to raise Paul Pogba funds’

Juventus would reportedly need to sell ‘two or three’ first-team players in order to afford Paul Pogba, with Miralem Pjanic and Douglas Costa among those linked with an exit. Juventus will reportedly need to offload ‘two or three’ high-profile players to raise funds to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer. The Italian champions remain interested in bringing the France international back to Turin, but face stiff competition for his signature from Real Madrid. United are still eager to keep Pogba at Old Trafford, but recent reports claim that he has asked to leave the club and that Madrid are leading the race to sign him. The Red Devils are expected to demand around £120m for Pogba, and The Guardian claims that Juventus would need to sell some key ...

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa facing eight-match suspension?

Diego Costa could reportedly be hit with an eight-match ban if he is found guilty of insulting referee Gil Manzano’s mother during Atletico Madrid’s loss to Barcelona. Atletico Madrid may reportedly be without Diego Costa for the rest of their La Liga campaign as the striker faces an eight-game ban following his sending-off against Barcelona. The Spain international was given a straight red card 28 minutes into Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash at Camp Nou, which Barca went on to win 2-0 thanks to a couple of late goals. Costa earned the dismissal for insulting the referee’s mother, allegedly yelling: “I sh** on your fu*** mother. I s*** on your f**** mother,” in the direction of Gil Manzano. According to a report carried by The Mirror, the 30-year-old f...

Result: Diego Costa sees red as Atletico Madrid lose against Barcelona

Atletico Madrid have Diego Costa sent off in Saturday night’s 2-0 defeat at Barcelona in La Liga, which leaves the Catalan giants 11 points clear at the summit. Atletico Madrid had Diego Costa sent off in Saturday night’s 2-0 defeat to Barcelona at Camp Nou. The two teams were level approaching the final five minutes of action, but Luis Suarez made the breakthrough before Lionel Messi added a second for the Spanish champions less than two minutes later. The result means that Barca are now 11 points clear of second-placed Atletico in the table with just seven matches of the 2018-19 La Liga campaign left to play. © Reuters Ousmane Dembele was once again absent for Barca through injury, while Arturo Vidal missed out through suspension. It was the XI that were expected to take to t...

Tottenham Hotspur ‘join race for Douglas Costa’

Tottenham Hotspur join the race to sign Douglas Costa from Juventus this summer, according to a report. Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly joined the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United in the race to sign Juventus attacker Douglas Costa in this summer’s transfer window. Costa, 28, has only scored one goal in 17 Serie A appearances this season, although the Brazil international has missed a lot of football in recent weeks due to a hamstring problem. Both United and PSG have been strongly linked with a move for the attacker in recent weeks, with the Old Lady said to be open to selling the player who they signed from Bayern Munich last summer. According to Tuttosport, Tottenham have also joined the race for the South American, with Mauricio Pochettino‘s side expecte...

Transfer Talk Daily Update: Ayoze Perez, Douglas Costa, Gabriel Martinelli

Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world. All transfer business is done and dusted for this season, but that doesn’t stop clubs from preparing ahead for next season. Saturday morning’s headlines: Rafael Benitez unconcerned about potential Ayoze Perez exitThe Spanish striker has seven Premier League goals to his name so far this season. Read more. Manchester United target Hirving Lozano ‘dreams of joining club’Pachuca president Jesus Martinez says that the “dream” of PSV Eindhoven attacker Hirving Lozano is to join Manchester United. Read more. Arsenal ‘reach deal to sign Gabriel Martinelli’Arsenal win the race to sign Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano, according...

Manchester United ‘in bidding war for Douglas Costa’

Manchester United will reportedly face competition from Paris Saint-Germain for Juventus attacker Douglas Costa. Manchester United will reportedly face competition from Paris Saint-Germain for Juventus attacker Douglas Costa in this summer’s transfer window. Costa scored six times during a loan spell at Juve last term before completing a permanent move to the Italian champions from Bayern Munich ahead of the current season. The 28-year-old has only managed one Serie A goal this term, but he has not featured in Italy’s top flight since the start of February, with a hamstring injury keeping him on the sidelines. United continue to be linked with a move for the versatile attacker as the 20-time English champions prepare to improve their side this summer. According to Tuttosport, t...

Chelsea ‘withholding Antonio Conte compensation due to Diego Costa treatment’

A report claims that Chelsea will look to avoid paying a severance package of £9m to former boss Antonio Conte as his conduct led to Diego Costa leaving on the cheap. Chelsea are reportedly withholding the full £9m compensation payment owed to Antonio Conte due to their former manager’s treatment of Diego Costa. The 49-year-old was sacked by Roman Abramovich last July following a two-year spell in charge. Conte, who won the Premier League and FA Cup during his time at Stamford Bridge, still had one year to run on his contract when Chelsea relieved him of his duties. Despite having a clause in his contract that guaranteed him a large payoff, The Times reports that Chelsea will look to avoid paying the severance package on the grounds that Conte’s conduct in his second year in ch...

Juventus attacker Douglas Costa hints at Manchester United move

Juventus winger Douglas Costa ‘likes’ a Twitter post linking him with a move to Manchester United. Juventus winger Douglas Costa ‘liked’ a Twitter post linking him with a move to Manchester United in this summer’s transfer window. Costa, 28, has only scored one goal in 17 Serie A appearances for Juventus during the 2018-19 campaign. United have recently been credited with an interest in the Brazil international, who is capable of playing in a number of different positions in the final third of the field. Costa dropped a hint that he could be heading for Old Trafford by ‘liking’ a Twitter post which said that United were preparing a move for the South American. The attacker has since ‘unliked’ the post, but his social media activity will...

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