Three years after the Premier League giants first showed serious interest in bringing the midfielder to England, Manchester United are once again being associated with a summer swoop for Douglas Costa.
Back in 2010, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side were heavily linked with the young playmaker, but Costa ultimately decided to join the Samba revolution over at Shakhtar Donetsk.
Since then, the 22-year-old has progressed well with the Ukrainian champions in recent years, and talkSPORT suggest that the Red Devils are reaffirming their interest in signing him.
Costa plays from the wing and sometimes finds it hard to tie down a starting place at the Donbass Arena due to the level of competition there is out wide.
On top of that, Portuguese publication A Bola (via talkSPORT) have spoken on the matter, saying:
“With Sir Alex Ferguson looking to strengthen the Manchester United squad for next season, Douglas Costa is a target, but he has a contract until 2017, and is shielded by a €45m buyout clause.”