Manchester United want Juventus midfielder Douglas Costa as part of a swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku.
The Premier League club had originally asked their Serie A counterparts if either Costa or team-mate Paulo Dybala could be made part of the deal.
However, the Argentine forward has not been too receptive to the idea of leaving Turin, and is prepared to wait for a meeting with Maurizio Sarri to discuss his immediate future before making any decision.
United’s impatience has seen them scrap any plans to lure Dybala to England, and instead, now have made the Brazilian their sole focus.
However, Dailymail reports that Costa is just as reluctant as his fellow South American to leave Serie A, especially given the effort he has put in during pre-season, following his own unique training programme.
The Brazilian was close to joining United 12 months ago, and despite his desire to stay in Turin he could yet have his head turned by the star-billing United are willing to afford him – something that he will not receive at Juventus with Cristiano Ronaldo in the same team.
Juventus aren’t surprised by the revival in interest from Old Trafford and are working hard to secure a deal for Lukaku.
If they do, it would be another slight at rivals Inter and former boss Antonio Conte.