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Bayern CEO confirms Douglas Costa negotiations underway

Things are (likely) happening! And it’s not just media gossip anymore!

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Things are finally happening in Juventus-land, frequently referred to as Turin. Finally we can put to rest the thought that maybe these journalists have no idea what they’re talking about when it comes to the Douglas Costa transfer saga, as we now have some concrete facts to back it up.

Today, Bayern unveiled Corentin Tolisso as their newest midfielder. While that may sound like a rude reminder of a missed target to Juventus fans, there was some good that came out of it. Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed what many are reporting and speculating; Douglas Costa could be a Juventino very soon.

In an article from German news outlet, Sport Bild, the former Bayern striker and current CEO had this to say when asked about Douglas Costa’s future:

„Der aktuelle Stand ist, dass wir in konkreten und durchaus positiven Gesprächen mit Juventus sind. Aber ich kann heute noch nicht Vollzug vermelden. Der Spieler hat kundgetan, dass er gerne wechseln möchte.“

Or, in English (Thanks, Google Translate).

"The current state is that we are in concrete and quite positive talks with Juventus. But today I can not report enforcement. The player has known that he would like to change."

So that’s clearly a positive indicator that a move could be coming soon. If the numbers being thrown around in the Italian media these days (~€ 40 million total, with payments spread out with a LWOTB) are correct, it would be a relatively low price to pay for a 26 year-old player who is only a year removed from being considered one of Europe’s top wingers.

With Allegri wanting his new arrivals with him by the time they head over to the foreign land of the United States of America, we could see a deal closed soon. For a summer that started off pretty uneventfully, it seems that the three transfers of Costa, Bernardeschi, and Szczęsny could all be completed very soon. Hey, that would be very cool.