Man Utd favourites to sign Juventus explosive winger this month

Premier League giants, Manchester United have reportedly been put on alert to the potential availability of Serie A champions, Juventus forward, Douglas Costa.

The Brazilian winger has been touted as a possible alternative for Jadon Sancho, who has been the Red Devils top transfer target, however, whose £108m asking price is deemed too high by the teams hierarchy.

Goal claims that Italian champions have now lost patience with 29-year-old forward due to his recent injury problems and would be open to offers for his services in the current transfer window.

New Juve head-coach Andrea Pirlo has already undergone a significant overhaul of his team since taking over, with Gonzalo Higuain, Blaise Matuidi, Sami Khedira and Miralem Pjanic – all of whom are over the age of 30 – being shipped out.

Brazilian forward missed a large chunk of last campaign through injury and will miss the beginning of the new season too.

The winger, who has two years left on his current deal at the Allianz Stadium, is keen to remain in Turin and prove his worth to Pirlo.

In addition to the Red Devils, teams in the UAE Pro League are also thought to be considering a move for Costa, although his injury problems is causing hesitation among potential suitors.

Brazilian forward has only played 40 Serie A games over the past two campaign, founding back of the net four times and creating eight more in that time.