Late Man Utd bid unlikely to stop Bayern ace joining Juve

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 10/07/2017

Douglas Costa’s agent is confident the player will agree with a move to Italian Champion Juventus, amid claims Manchester United could come in for the Bayern Munich winger.

Premier League side Manchester United set to announce the £75million capture of  Everton hitman Romelu Lukaku on Monday, the Red Devils will switch their attentions to signing their next two targets a central midfielder and a winger.

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The Europa League Champion has been heavily linked with a move for Croatian star Ivan Perisic, but Serie A giant Inter Milan’s reluctance to discuss a deal has seen Manchester United instead linked with a move for Bayern Munich star Costa.

The Brazilian has been given permission to leave the Allianz Arena this summer, with the player looking to secure more regular football ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Juventus have been chasing his signature all summer and now his agent Giovanni Branchini believes a move to Turin is close.

“This will be a decisive week in my opinion,” Giovanni Branchini told the Gazzetta Dello Sport. “We’ve been working on the case for 45 days, and I’m optimistic.”

The paper claims Juventus are likely to agree a deal for Costa who made just 19 starts in all competitions under Carlo Ancelotti last season whereby he will join the club on an initial two-year loan, before finalising a permanent €50million deal in the summer of 2019