According to Corriere dello Sport, Max Allegri reiterated the need to sign a strong winger for the coming season during discussions yesterday and Douglas Costa remains the most popular name for the Bianconeri.
Quality players are hard to come by for the right price in the current transfer window and with Bayern Munich willing to let Costa go for just £30 million, a number of top clubs have registered an interest with Barcelona believed to be the favourites to secure his signature. And as per Daily Mirror, the player is also being tailed by Liverpool among other clubs.
The Brazilian is free to leave Munich this summer as Carlo Ancelotti plans to shake up his squad despite winning the league by 15 points.
The Bundesliga champions pulled off a major coup by signing the Portuguese teenager last summer, with the youngster having impressed both for Benfica and at Euro 2016.
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The wide man scored seven goals and supplied 14 assists last season in just 44 appearances, making him a highly rated young talent.
Barcelona, on the other hand, are looking to sign the player as a deputy to his global teammate Neymar. And there are several takers for the 26-year-old. The Brazilian has been on-off this season, producing magical displays such as the performance against PSG in the comeback win, with equally frustrating performances.
Bayern would reportedly be prepared to do business at around £35m. With Bayern keen to do a deal and Douglas Costa looking for pastures anew, we may see this transfer happening.