Manchester United target given extended deal and €75m release clause

Manchester United target Diogo Costa has signed a new contract with FC Porto, which includes a €75m release clause.

The goalkeeper had been identified as a possible replacement for David de Gea, who is in the final year of his contract with United, with the club undecided about his future.

However, Costa has now extended his stay in Portugal until 2027 and the team have added the huge buyout clause to prevent interest from clubs.

United can still make a move for the 23-year-old, who saved three consecutive penalties in the Champions League group stage and played a key role in Porto’s qualification for the round of 16.

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Will United stay with De Gea?

However, De Gea is also in excellent form and has kept nine clean sheets so far this season, six in his last seven games. He showed a world-class performance against West Ham on Sunday and made several saves in the closing stages of the game to ensure the tie ended in United’s favour.

The 31-year-old is likely showing Luis Enrique what he has been missing since the Spain manager opted to leave De Gea out of his World Cup squad.

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