Cape Town - Manchester United are reportedly keen for
Juventus to include midfielder Douglas Costa in their offer for striker Romelu
Lukaku has been strongly linked with a move to Serie A this summer
and is yet to feature for United in pre-season, and although Inter Milan seemed
like the leading candidates, it is now Juventus who appear to be pressing
Reports have suggested that Juventus are happy to send Paulo
Dybala to Old Trafford as part of a swap deal, however, the Argentine
international looks set to decline that move as he wishes to stay in Turin.
Now the Daily Mail (via Sportsmole) states that United are
interested in signing Douglas Costa from the Italian champions instead of
The Brazil international had a season plagued by injury in
2018/19 and may find playing time even harder to come by next season depending
on new boss Maurizio Sarri's plans.
Despite this, the former Chelsea manager has publicly backed
the player by saying: "We need to start with talented players and Douglas
Costa is one of them."
The 28-year-old, though, is a target for United as they look
at adding a new right-winger, with Marcus Rashford set to start up front under
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer next term.
It was claimed earlier in the month that Juve believed they
could convince United to lower their £150 million ($188 million) asking price
for French midfielder Paul Pogba by offering to send Joao Cancelo, Costa and
Blaise Matuidi to Old Trafford.