Man Utd prepared to pay €85m for Juventus winger

Manchester United are prepared to pay €85m to prise Brazilian winger Douglas Costa away from Juventus, it’s reported.

After The Sun suggested Jose Mourinho had set his sights on the former Bayern Munich talent, now the Corriere dello Sport newspaper points to a massive offer.

The bid is believed to be in the region of €85m (approximately £75m), effectively doubling the €46m paid to sign him from Bayern a year ago.

The cost of that operation was spread out with a €6m payment to take him on loan and agreement to add another €40m this summer.

Douglas Costa has been a sensation at Juve with six goals and 14 assists in 47 competitive games.

His extraordinary pace and crossing skills made him a fan favourite and he was instrumental in a seventh consecutive Scudetto.