FIFA Give Man Utd Go-Ahead To Sign Douglas Costa

Manchester United have gotten the green light to sign Douglas Costa thanks to a Fifa transfer loophole.

Portuguese-speaking Costa is on loan at Bayern Munich from Juventus after moving to the Bundesliga having featured in two Serie A games for the Old Lady at the start of the season.

And ordinarily players are not allowed to play for three sides in a single season.

But according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Fifa will allow stars to don three different shirts in one campaign given the exceptional circumstances of the pandemic.

And the Italian outlet suggests Bayern are happy to let Juve recall the Brazilian winger after he failed to even make Hansi Flick's bench for Sunday's 2-1 win over Freiburg.

The report states Bayern will not extend the 30-year-old's stay beyond this season and he could even be brought back early by the Bianconeri, who are keen to offload him.

United and Wolves are two clubs that could offer the forward a Premier League home.

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But one potential stumbling block is Costa salary with the player taking home well over £100,000 a week.

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