- Premier League giants, Manchester United are ready to pay the £79m required to land Douglas Costa
- The Brazilian was on loan at Juventus last season from Bayern Munich
- Though the chances of Juve signing the player permanently is higher
Premier League giants, Manchester United are ready to pay the £79m required to land Douglas Costa should Juventus fail to take up the option to to sign him.
Costa, 27, joined on loan from Bayern Munich last summer and has been one of the Serie A champions' stand-out players this season.
Juve paid £7m up front and have an agreement in place to sign him for a further £33m — which they are still expected to take up.
However, they are desperate to strengthen in other areas, particularly in central midfield, and have yet to officially announcement on whether they will pay the agreed fee for Costa.
Should they opt against following through, United would be willing to meet Bayern's asking price which would be more than double their agreed fee with Juventus.
The chances of Costa ending up at Old Trafford stand at 40 per cent as Massimiliano Allegri wants to keep the ex-Shakhtar Donetsk winger and the player is happy in Turin, but the board are weighing up their options with regards to which areas of the park need most work.
The club have made it clear that next season's priority is winning the Champions League above Serie A — and in order to do that, they want to bring in a top class central midfielder.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was spotted with his agent Juanma Lopez in Milan on Wednesday May 23 with Juventus director of sports Fabio Paratici as speculations over the former Real Madrid ace deepens.
The Spain international was left out of the national squad for the 2018 World Cup after a poor performance at Chelsea.
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