Manchester United’s new reign bereft of Jose Mourinho could see the arrival of upgrades in the winter window.
Reports have been very mixed with regard to what the side’s transfer policy will be in January.
Some suggest that the Mancunian giants could go the entire window without making any purchases, waiting on big arrivals until the appointment of a full-time gaffer in the summer.
Others claim that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been handed a decent-sized budget and that the club will look to sign a centre-back and a right-midfielder. In view of this, an interesting claim has been made with regards to their purchase in the latter position.
Reports in Italy (Rai Sport) to have claimed that the Premier League giants have placed a bid of £54 million for Juventus winger Douglas Costa.
The Brazilian has seen a twist in his fortunes after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, his gametime taking a massive hit. As of such, he has reappeared on the radar of the Mancunian side, who have been interested in him in the past.
The report claims that the Old Lady has rejected this initial bid for the 28-year-old, and instead value him for around £70 million. It is uncertain whether the English side will go that high, particularly in view of the aging talents already at the club.
This form of price hikes may also deter them from making any solid pieces of business in January.
While the Brazilian’s ability is not to be doubted, how he’ll fit in Solskjaer’s team is yet to be seen.
Moreover, the bigger concern for the Old Trafford outfit ahead of going ahead with such a pursuit is to see whether any potential arrival would also fit into the plans of whomever they appoint in the summer as the full-time manager.