According to a claim in the Italian media, Manchester City are interested in signing Bayern Munich attacker Douglas Costa.

The Brazil international spent last season on loan with Juventus, and the Serie A champions will sign the player permanently this summer.

Calciomercato report Manchester City are looking to move in on Costa, testing Juve’s resolve to keep him at the club. It’s claimed even though Juventus will purchase the forward on a permanent deal, Manchester City have ‘€80m ready’ to sign the player.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is said to be keen to be reunited with his former Bayern Munich player and the Premier League champions are preparing a lucrative contract offer.

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With Douglas Costa selected for the Brazil World Cup squad it’s likely any possible deal would have to be done after the competition.

The Italian media have now linked a string of European clubs with interest in the player and it seems a mechanism for them to then explain he’s not for sale.