According to reports, Manchester United have reportedly submitted an offer to seal the transfer of Juventus winger Douglas Costa ahead of the upcoming window.
This approach is said to have been given the approval of caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, though it currently falls some way short of Juve’s valuation of the player, according to Rai Sport, as translated by the Metro.
Costa looks a superb potential signing for the Red Devils, who have lacked options in attack for some time now.
Alexis Sanchez has flopped since his move from Arsenal nearly a year ago, and the signing of Costa would surely be a major upgrade on the Chilean.
Still, the report notes that Man United have only offered £54million for Costa at the moment, with Juventus holding out for closer to £70m and being under little pressure to sell.
The 28-year-old has shoe for Juventus and for Bayern Munich and Shakhtar Donetsk earlier in his career, so one imagines he could quite easily make an impact in the Premier League as well.
MUFC fans will hope something can be agreed in the next few weeks or so.