Manchester United appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their interim manager until the end of the season after sacking Jose Mourinho earlier this month.
Even though the Old Trafford favourite is handed the role for a short period of time, the Norwegian is reportedly still interested in bringing in a new face in the winter market, if the claims are to be believed.
On December 23rd, we relayed news from Italy that United have tabled a €60m offer for Juventus’ Douglas Costa, but the Serie A winners were planning to knock it back.
According to AS, a source told the Spanish newspaper that the Premier League outfit have ‘already offered’ €60m to secure the 28-year-old’s services. The Spanish newspaper make a point of saying this is their own source, and one ‘close to the negotiation’.
The Brazilian, who has started in only four matches in all competitions, has seen his playing time limited following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer.
It’s further claimed that Juventus are considering the offer and are looking to see if there’s a way Paul Pogba could be dragged in, something which seems difficult midway through the season and especially after the departure of Mourinho.
AS’ report is covered by Brazilian journalist Fernando Kallas, meaning the source could have come from the player’s camp. There doesn’t seem a great deal of sense in Manchester United going for Costa next month, given they’re not sure what will be needed in attack.
This could be more about strengthening the player’s perception.