On September 11th, we carried a report from Calciomercato.it, who claimed that Manchester United are looking at Juventus’ Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa.
The same Italian outlet now has a story regarding the former Bayern Munich man, who was given marching orders in the stoppage time for spitting on Federico Di Francesco in his side’s 2-1 win over Sassuolo.
He is likely to receive a lengthy suspension, meaning Massimiliano Allegri will be forced to use another player in the 28-year-old’s absence.
The Brazilian has started only once in the Serie A and came off the bench on three occasions this season, having played 159 minutes in the league. It’s claimed that if his playing time is limited, a possibility of a ‘sensational divorce’ cannot be ruled out as early as January.
Jose Mourinho’s side would have made a bid of over €90m bid for the winger in the summer and are now ‘ready to take’ advantage of Costa’s situation at the Allianz Stadium.
The report claims that United will face competition from Manchester City and Arsenal, but it’s the Red Devils who are now lacking a quality player on the right side of the attack.