Needing a winger of some sort this summer, Manchester United have focused their attention on Jadon Sancho, but with that seemingly a dead end until next year, other names have circulated, including those of David Brooks and Douglas Costa.
The former Bayern Munich man has reappeared in recent weeks, and it appears Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the reason behind that.
That’s what Gazzetta dello Sport hint at on Thursday, claiming there is a ‘real satisfaction from United’, who have been ‘monitoring the Brazilian’s situation for some time’, with the Norwegian manager ‘ready to give him a starting shirt in a fantasy attack’.
However, the reason why the Premier League club have not made a move is for the ‘usual, eternal problem’, which is the doubt surrounding Costa’s physical condition.
Over at Corriere dello Sport, they go one step further by stating the Premier League club would have already made a €30m offer for the Brazilian, considered ‘too low’ by the Serie A champions.
He isn’t the only winger Manchester United are looking at in Juventus’ squad, with Gazzetta pointing out Federico Bernardeschi is also on their radar.
An issue United might face is the fact he recently changed agents to Mino Raiola, who also manages Paul Pogba’s interests.
The rumours about the Frenchman’s exit have dwindled quite considerably of late, and regarding Bernardeschi, Gazzetta explain ‘time will tell if the deal will move to the next level’.