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Paper Round: United wanted Costa, De Gea close to signing new deal

Paper Round: United wanted Costa, De Gea close to signing new deal

09/09/2019 at 23:30Updated 10/09/2019 at 09:09

Douglas Costa and David de Gea make the headlines in Tuesday's Paper Round.

Juve blocked Costa move

Paper Round’s view: Two starts in two games tells you what Sarri thinks of Costa, and the fact he provided two assists in the 4-3 win over Napoli will only have deepened the Italian’s affection for the winger, who is keeping Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi on the bench. Wishful thinking, it would appear, from United.

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De Gea to match Pogba’s wages

Paper Round’s view: At 28, De Gea has potentially a good decade (should he want to play that long) left at the top, and you wonder if United are asking the Spaniard to commit now with a view to selling him on in a year or two, for an actual fee, rather than watching him walk out the door for nothing.


United, City battle for signature

Paper Round’s view: Only one winner, if both teams really wanted him, surely? Sorry, United.


Spurs wanted ‘the new Gazza’

Paper Round’s view: An agent talking up a client. No shock there. Whether it’s true or not, discussing Spurs’ interest gets Zaniolo’s name out there and shows other clubs that they may have a fight on their hands.