Manchester City FC transfer news: Pep Guardiola plots £88million move for Juventus star Douglas Costa
Juventus winger Douglas Costa
Manchester City are lining up a huge £88million bid for Juventus star Douglas Costa.
Despite surging to the Premier League title with a record points haul, City are expected to be active during the summer window.
And, according to Italian outlet Sport Mediaset, talented winger Costa could be one of the first big names to arrive.
The Brazilian arrived at Juve 12 months ago on a season-long loan following two mixed years at Bayern Munich.
During his first season in Serie A, he managed 31 appearances but only 18 of them came from the start.
He did, however, contribute four goals and Juve shelled out £35million to make the switch permanent earlier this month.
But the 27-year-old could be set to leave almost straight away should City offer them the chance to pocket £88million for the sale.
Juve are hoping to complete a summer deal for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio and may be tempted to sell Costa in order to raise funds for the swoop.