Manchester United have been linked with a sensational move for Juventus outcast Douglas Costa.
Despite the Mirror Football revealing that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will only be allowed loan signings next month, in-the-know Italian sources are sure a bid has already been made.
According to Calciomercato , United have had a ‘€60m offer’ for the Juventus winger turned down.
The Brazilian right-winger has played only 16 matches in all competitions for Juve this season having made his loan deal a permanent one in the summer.
Costa has made 12 Serie A appearances this term but has come off the bench nine times, leading to speculation that he doesn’t have a long-term future in Turin.
He would fit the bill being in the right age bracket and playing a position that United have been lacking in recent years.
The 28-year-old only made his switch from Bayern Munich permanent in the Summer, costing them €40m after a successful loan spell.
Ed Woodward is now in charge of transfers after Jose Mourinho’s sacking.
However Manchester United are said to be stockpiling cash for their next permanent boss.
That was the message handed down to the former European Cup winner as he took the reins at Old Trafford this week.
Solskjaer was told by executive vice-chairman Edward Woodward prior to taking the job that he will only be allowed to add players until the end of the season.
The Norwegian is on loan himself from Molde and, although he will be striving to make the manager’s job his own, the club are reluctant to spend heavily in January.
Temporary moves are allowed but otherwise cash will be earmarked for the incoming chief.
And so Solskjaer has been told any imports will only be sanctioned on loan while United decide which players will form part of their future.
That means the whole squad are on notice until the end of the campaign.
This means if Costa does make a move to United – it’s likely to be on loan.
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