Monday September 9 2019
Costa denies United talk

Douglas Costa has denied speculation linking him with Manchester United as ‘I want to stay here to win trophies and give blood for Juventus.’

Giovanni Branchini, one of the intermediaries who helped Costa sign for Juve in 2017, claimed there was ‘strong interest’ from United over the summer.

However, the Brazil winger has now issued a rebuttal, while pledging his loyalty to the Bianconeri.

“I’m writing to deny the baseless news published today, which said I was in negotiations with some clubs during the last transfer window,” wrote the 28-year-old on Instagram.

“Since the start of this season, I’ve been clear that I wanted to stay here to win trophies and give blood for the Juve jersey.

“Junior Mendoza is my only agent and the only person authorised to speak on my behalf.”

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