Juventus have reportedly informed Manchester United that they will need to increase their initial offer to £36million to sign Douglas Costa this summer
Juventus already knocked back Manchester Untied’s £27million bid for Douglas Costa, who has fallen out of favor with the new boss Andrea Pirlo.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified the Brazilian speed demon as Jadon Sancho’s alternative, with United looking to abandon their interest in the Borussia Dortmund whizz-kid.
The Red Devils’ valuation of the 20-year-old winger is nowhere near Dortmund’s £120million asking price, which has been the stumbling block in negotiations so far.
Meanwhile, Pirlo is ready to cut Costa loose in the summer as he looks to put his own stamp on the Juventus squad after taking over the reins from Maurizio Sarri.
Former AC Milan playmaker is looking to revamp the squad he inherited from Sarri, and the 29-year-old winger is one of the players who are expected to move on.
Manchester United are keeping tabs on Juventus winger Douglas Costa as they embark on their summer transfer business.— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 17, 2020
But, according to TEAMtalk, the ‘Bianconeri’ have slapped a £36million price tag on Costa’s head, forcing United to increase their offer.
The ex-Bayern Munich forward endured an utterly underwhelming 2019/20 Serie A campaign, accruing just 792 minutes of top-flight action.
Costa, who is a proven right-sided winger, would have to battle Mason Greenwood for a place in Solskjaer’s starting XI.
Aside from providing competition to the up-and-coming English prodigy, the Brazilian would also bring experience to a relatively juvenile Manchester United squad.