According to reports from Portugal, Manchester United is showing the strongest and most significant interest in Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa.
United’s need for a new goalkeeper is no secret to anyone.
Despite the fact that David de Gea is close to signing a new contract to extend his stay at Old Trafford, there is no guarantee that the Spaniard will become United’s starting goalkeeper next season.
There are serious doubts as to whether De Gea fits Erik ten Hag’s style of play.
During a press conference on Friday before Sunday’s game with Fulham, Ten Haga was asked about the ongoing contract negotiations with De Gea.
The United boss said: “I think we want him to stay, and he wants to stay at Manchester United.
“I think we will find each other in terms of a new agreement.”
Meanwhile, United have been linked with a host of possible goalkeepers, including David Raya, Gregor Kobel, Jordan Pickford and Costa from Porto.
The entry via SportWitness reports that the “proven” Costa, who is enjoying a stellar season at Porto, could be on the way this summer with the Portuguese League giants desperate for money.
Record reports that United is the club “most repeatedly showing interest” in the 23-year-old.
It is reported that Porto is desperately trying to earn until June 30.
Super agent Jorge Mendes is handling Costa’s affairs, including a possible transfer this summer. Costa has a stipulation for compensation in the amount of 75 million euros (65 million pounds).
United are not the only side monitoring the Costa situation. Bayern and Tottenham Hotspur also retain interest in the Portuguese national team player.