Manchester United have now embarked on a number of potential transfer raids on Serie A this summer, with Juventus winger Douglas Costa among their targets.
United have been linked with Costa in the past, with the skilful Brazil international himself even seen liking a transfer rumour linking him with a move to Old Trafford on Twitter:
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Look what Douglas Costa is liking on Twitter. ? pic.twitter.com/pmdLw1ilEH
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) February 9, 2019
Now Costa’s name is being linked with the Red Devils once again by reliable journalist Nicolo Schira, who also references their hunt for a centre-back in Serie A as they target Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, Roma’s Kostas Manolas and Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar.
#ManchesterUnited is watching Serie A for next season's purchases. #RedDevils wants one among #Manolas (Roma), #Skriniar (Inter) and #Koulibaly (Napoli) for defense and are interested in #DouglasCosta (Juventus) as winger. #transfers #MUFC #ManUtd
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) March 20, 2019
It appears clear attacking players are a main concern for Man Utd this summer, with Costa possibly seen as an alternative to Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Jadon Sancho.
The Independent have linked MUFC with strong interest in both Sancho and Barcelona loner Philippe Coutinho, but Costa may, I don't know, be a more realistic target.
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The 28-year-old could be more willingly available this summer, with Tuttomercatoweb recently re-reporting from the paper edition of Tuttosport that Juventus would be all set to sell him to make way for other signings.
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