Date: 22nd June 2009 at 8:28pm
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Manchester United DO want Douglas Costa, according to the player’s agent. The skinny Brazilian is a skilful flair player who’s got brilliant dribbling abilities and is expected to have a bright future ahead.

However, his club Gremio are aware of his potential value and hold out for an exorbitant fee which United are reluctant to pay.

‘I don’t believe that they will reach this figure,’ his agent told newspaper Zero Hora.

‘Right now, an offer might come in at a maximum of Ł6.7million. But this would not be enough for [Gremio] president Duda Kroeff.’

Apparently, the man wants Ł20million which is nothing short of ridiculous: we’ll never pay so much money. I think that Fergie and Gill will offer a maximum of Ł10m – if that convinces the president we could still land the next big thing of Brazil. But if the agent is proved right we won’t sign him.