Juventus winger Douglas Costa has ruled out a switch to Manchester United this summer, after rumours about a potential swap deal which would see Paul Pogba return to Turin.
A report in Calciomercato had suggested that the Italian giants would include Douglas Costa as a bargaining tool in negotiations over a return for Pogba, with the club keen to sell the Brazilian attacker.
However, Costa, 28, has denied that he is set to leave this summer, and is looking forward to working under new boss Mauricio Sarri.
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“I don’t know Sarri personally, but I saw the work he did for Napoli,” Costa said as quoted by MEN.
“He had a fantastic season and I think we’ll do great things together. I have three years left on my contract and I’m certain that I will stay in Turin.”
MEN report that the Reds have no intention of letting Pogba go this summer, despite interest from both Real Madrid and Juventus. Pogba, however, was recently heard speaking about a move away from Old Trafford this summer in order to seek a new challenge.
The Reds should not keep the World Cup winner if he clearly does not want to stay. Instead, United should invest in rebuilding a side that can aim to challenge again under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.