A talk linking a move away from serie A by the Juventus winger is being fuelled by Giovanni Branchini, agent of the Brazilian's team-mate Mattia De Sciglio.
Agent Giovanni Branchini, who represents team-mate Mattia De Sciglio but not Costa, had claimed that a number of clubs including Manchester United had tried to sign the 28-year-old Brazil international. And Douglas Costa has hit out at the agent whom he says is not his own agent.
Costa distanced himself from such reports on his Instagram page , and reaffirmed his commitment to the Juventus cause. He denied the news as baseless.
Since the start of this season, I’ve been clear that I wanted to stay here to win trophies and give blood for the Juve jersey.
Junior Mendoza is my only agent and the only person authorised to speak on my behalf.”