Douglas Costa snubs Wolves transfer in hope of securing lucrative Man Utd move from Juventus

DOUGLAS COSTA has reportedly snubbed a move to Wolves as he hopes to secure a move to a bigger club such as Manchester United.

Costa, 30, is not interested in leaving Juventus unless it's to a club of similar stature, according to corrieredellosport.

United are said to be long-time admirers of Costa and would be interested in bringing him to Old Trafford.

He is seen as an alternative to their no.1 target Jadon Sancho, and they will consider making a move if that deal falls through.

Wolves were hoping to bring Costa to the Molineux this summer and super agent Jorge Mendes was tasked with making the move happen.

Mendes and Wolves have done lots of business over the years and he has helped them secure the likes of Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Rui Patricio and record-signing Fabio Silva.

Wolves are on the hunt for a new winger after selling Diogo Jota to Liverpool in a £45m transfer.

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Juve are keen to off-load Costa who is considered surplus to requirements at the club.

The Serie A champions have become increasingly frustrated at the Brazilian's injury woes.

He missed 21 games through injury last season and ended the campaign with a tear in his abductor muscle.

Costa's injury issues got so bad that the winger had even considered retirement.

In an interview with The Player's Tribune he said: "There are times when I think, can I still play?

"That’s because I go out on the pitch and get injured again."

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