Jose Mourinho ready to sanction £79m offer to sign Brazil winger Douglas Costa

Jose Mourinho ready to sanction £79m offer to sign Bayern Munich winger
Douglas Costa impressed for Serie A champions Juventus this season (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United have indicated they are prepared to pay the £79million required to sign Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich, according to reports.

Brazil international Costa signed for Bayern in 2015 but spent the entire 2017-18 campaign at Italian giants Juventus, where he scored seven goals and made 13 assists.

In order to secure Costas services on loan, Juve paid £7m up front and reached an agreement to sign him for a further £33m if they were happy with his performances.

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Juventus remain interested in making his move permanent but are desperate to bolster Massimiliano Allegris squad in other areas, which could see Costa return to Bayern.

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This would open the door to Manchester United and The Sun say United would be willing to spend £79m on a summer deal for Costa if the opportunity arose.

It is claimed Juventus are still the favourites to sign Costa as he is happy in Turin, but that Jose Mourinho could yet to strengthen his squad with one of the stand-out players in Serie A last season.

Jose Mourinho ready to sanction £79m offer to sign Bayern Munich winger
The Brazilian is expected to leave Bayern Munich this summer (Picture: Getty)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Manager Jose Mourinho of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex on April 28, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (Picture: Getty)

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Allegri, who will stay at Juventus after being strongly linked with a move to the Premier League, wants to sign a top central midfielder this summer.

The Sun say Paul Pogba, Manchester Uniteds unsettled superstar, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic are Juventus two dream targets.

Juve have also show interest in signing Alvaro Morata from Chelsea – the Spain striker was pictured in talks with sporting director Fabio Paratici on Wednesday.

Morata scored eight goals in his first nine games for Chelsea but endured a difficult second-half of the season and was left out of Spains World Cup squad.

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