Massive transfer boost for Chelsea as Juventus finally agree to sell Douglas Costa

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There is set to be a mammoth tussle for Douglas Costa this summer with Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain all interested in the Juventus man.

The Brazilian arrived at Juve from Bayern Munich in 2017 and has since made 48 Serie A appearances, scoring five goals in the process.

This season has been a disjointed one for the 28-year-old thanks to injuries and suspensions and he has started just 17 matches in the league.

With Costa out of the side in Turin, big clubs from around Europe have seen a chance to pick him up this summer, with French publication le10sport suggesting PSG will take on United, Man City and Chelsea in a fight for his signature.

PSG are lining up targets in case one of their superstar forwards departs, with both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe linked with moves to Real Madrid this summer.

Football Italia report that despite the Brazilian costing Juventus €46m (£39.4m) just two years ago, he could be let go for around €35m (£30m) this summer.

He still has a contract that runs until 2022, but as he approaches his 29th birthday and having been out of the team his asking price will have dropped.

Costa is known for his pace and trickery on the wing, but has never been much of a goal-scorer, with his most prolific season producing seven in all competitions.

The former Shakhtar Donetsk man has picked up 31 caps for Brazil, scoring three times in the process.

The winger missed Juventus’ dramatic comeback victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, with his last appearance being in a 3-3 draw with Parma on 2 February.


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