Manchester United in talks over potential £53million winger transfer

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Manchester United are reportedly in negotiations with Juventus over a potential transfer deal for Brazilian winger Douglas Costa.

However, it seems one major obstacle could be Juve’s £53million asking price, with Man Utd currently some way away from meeting that fee, according to Calciomercato.

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The Red Devils could do with more options in attack next season, and Costa seems a decent option for the club, even if he turns 30 this month and isn’t exactly at the peak of his powers.

Costa has had a fine career at the likes of Shakhtar Donetsk, Bayern Munich and current club Juventus, and his skill and trickery out wide could go down well with United fans.

MUFC have a proud history of playing entertaining and attack-minded football, with Costa looking like someone who could be a fine fit in to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s style of play.

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Douglas Costa celebrates a goal for Juventus

United have also been strongly linked with Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho this summer by the Daily Mirror and others, but Costa might make sense as a cheap alternative.

Even so, it seems Juventus will have to lower their current demands for the 29-year-old.

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