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Diogo Costa's name keeps 'coming up' at Man Utd as search for David de Gea replacement continues

Chris Byfield

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Diogo Costa's name keeps 'coming up' at Man Utd as search for David de Gea replacement continues

Diogo Costa is a name that keeps “coming up” among Manchester United’s recruitment staff, it has been claimed.

On Wednesday United announced the signing of Mason Mount on a five-year contract with the option of a further year.

The 24-year-old, who is Erik ten Hag’s first signing of the summer, has cost the Old Trafford club an initial £55million, plus a possible £5million in performance-related add-ons.

Upon signing, the England international said: "Having met with the manager, and discussed his plans, I couldn't be more excited for the seasons ahead.”

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Having completed the move for Mount, United will now prioritise signing a goalkeeper and striker.

Indeed, as per Sky Sports News, United have made a bid worth €45million (£38.5million) for Inter goalkeeper Andre Onana. The move is allegedly being driven by Ten Hag, who managed the Cameroonian while at Ajax.

However, the publication claims that at present, there is a gap in the valuation with Inter wanting closer to €60million (£51.4million).

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Man Utd interested in Diogo Costa?

Sky Sport reported reporter Dharmesh Sheth claimed Porto keeper Costa is another player that has attracted interest from United.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Sheth claimed Costa is a name that carries on being mentioned in conversations at Old Trafford.

Sheth said: "United will be looking at other keepers. Diogo Costa from Porto is a name that keeps coming up.

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"David Raya from Brentford, possibly a little bit too expensive for what United believe, with him only having a year left on his contract and making it clear that he wants to leave."

Costa, who was hailed as “sensational” by journalist Karan Tejwani, has earned a reputation as a reliable shot-stopper.

Last term, the 23-year-old made 41 appearances in all competitions for Porto and in that time kept 20 clean sheets.

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Topics: Football, Manchester United, Transfers, Premier League

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