Porto offer key player to Manchester United and Chelsea

TRANSFERS Porto offer key player to Manchester United and Chelsea

Kiplagat Sang 18:49 - 28.06.2023

The Premier League sides are expected to bolster their squads in the upcoming transfer window.

Manchester United and Chelsea have been offered a chance to sign goalkeeper Diogo Costa of Porto.

The Portuguese is reportedly available this transfer window, and his possible destination is the Premier League, as he has been offered to United and Chelsea.

Porto are facing Financial Fair Play implications and are only forced to raise money for their transfer activities through the sale of players. Costa could fetch them a reasonable amount, and that is why his sale could be possible.

Costa kept 16 clean sheets and conceded only 22 goals after playing in 33 games, and this was one of the best records in Europe.

Erik ten Hag, although he previously expressed confidence in David de Gea, is keen to bolster his squad with the signing of a goalkeeper. The Dutchman wants to upgrade his squad so that he can bridge the gap between them and their Premier League rivals.

There is a standoff in contract talks between United and De Gea after the club walked out of a verbal proposal. De Gea had signed a contract extension on a reduced salary, only for the club to back out.

On the other hand, Chelsea are looking for a goalkeeper, with Edouard Mendy set to leave. Concerns over Kepa Arrizabalaga’s ability to step up as the first-choice goalkeeper also make the need to sign another keeper even more urgent.