Douglas Costa denies 'baseless' Man United rumours

Douglas Costa has insisted claims Manchester United tried to sign him from Juventus are "baseless".

Juventus' Douglas Costa has issued a strong rebuttal and insisted Giovanni Branchini, who worked as an intermediary in his move to Juve, is not his representative anymore.

Juventus' Douglas Costa has issued a strong rebuttal and insisted Giovanni Branchini, who worked as an intermediary in his move to Juve, is not his representative anymore.   -  Getty Images

Juventus star Douglas Costa branded links with Manchester United as "baseless" after an agent claimed the Premier League club tried to sign him.

An English newspaper published an interview with agent Giovanni Branchini on Monday, in which he claimed United had held "strong" interest in Costa but Maurizio Sarri did not want to sell him.

But in response to the reports, Costa has issued a strong rebuttal and insisted Branchini, who worked as an intermediary in Costa's move to Juve, is not a representative of his anymore.

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Writing on his official Instagram, Costa said: "I'm writing to deny the baseless news published today, which said I was in negotiations with some clubs during the last transfer window.

"Since the start of this season, I've been clear that I wanted to stay here to win trophies and give blood for the Juve jersey.

"Junior Mendoza is my only agent and the only person authorised to speak on my behalf."

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