HomeLifestyleMan Utd and Wolves boost as Barcelona reject Douglas Costa transfer after being offered Juventus star in swap deal
Man Utd and Wolves boost as Barcelona reject Douglas Costa transfer after being offered Juventus star in swap deal
MANCHESTER UNITED and Wolves have been handed a boost in their bid to bring in Douglas Costa.
The two Premier League clubs have been linked with a swoop this transfer window for the 30-year-old Juventus winger.
It was reported yesterday in Italy that Juve wanted to offer him as part of a deal to bring Ousmane Dembele to Serie A.
But according to Mundo Deportivo, Barca are not interested in bringing Costa to the Nou Camp.
It is believed Juve tried to include the same player when they signed Arthur from the Spanish giants.
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But seemingly the lesson has not been learned.
SunSport previously revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo's agent was working on a £37million transfer to bring Costa to Wolves.
Jorge Mendes has done plenty of business with the Premier League side over recent seasons to draw the likes of Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Rui Patricio and record-signing Fabio Silva to the West Midlands.
Wolves may be keen to bring in a new winger after selling Diogo Jota to Liverpool in a transfer that will ultimately cost £45million.
Costa started just six Serie A games last season and was brought on as a late substitute in Pirlo's first game – a 3-0 win over Sampdoria.
The Brazilian has also been linked with Manchester United this summer with the Red Devils currently failing in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho.
Dembele meanwhile, another winger on the shortlist at Old Trafford, has struggled with injuries at Barcelona.
The £135.5million signing, who could only muster nine appearances last season, had been a loan target for Liverpool.
Blaugrana president Josep Maria Bartomeu recently claimed Dembele was one of Barca's players that would not be sold.
Yet Nelson Semedo was also included on that list and the Portuguese sealed a £29million move to Wolves.