UK Back Pages: Diego Costa Injury Scare, Louis Van Gaal Targets Vidal, Blind

Sean Swaby@seanswabyUK Staff WriterAugust 27, 2014


Arsenal new boy Alexis Sanchez stole most of the headlines, as his strike put Arsenal through to their 17th consecutive Champions League group stage against Besiktas. 

But there was plenty of tabloid fodder as Monday's transfer deadline approaches, and Manchester United are still looking for reinforcements even with their recent capture of Angel Di Maria. 

There was also a shock injury scare for Chelsea striker Diego Costa. 

The Mirror linked United with long-rumoured target Arturo Vidal along with Daley Blind as they try to "save" their season. 

Thursday's Daily Mirror back page - "Four days to save United's season" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mufc

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 27, 2014

The Sun linked United with a £20 million move for Blind and reported a mysterious injury apparently sustained by Diego Costa during training. 

Thursday's Sun back page - "Sanchez is £50m hero" + "Blind Panic" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #ARSVSBES #mufc

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 27, 2014

The Star published a rumour that Wilfried Zaha could be set for a return to Crystal Palace. 

Thursday's Daily Star back page - "Smart Alex!" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #ARSVSBES

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 27, 2014

Daily Express also linked Vidal and Blind with a switch to Manchester United. 

Thursday's Daily Express back page - "Sanchez hits the jackpot" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #ARSVSBES

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 27, 2014