Manchester United try to take Douglas Costa on 20-day loan
According to a report in Brazil’s Globoesporte.com, Grêmio have turned down an apparent proposal by Manchester United to take Douglas Costa on a short loan period. The Reds wanted to get a real look at the 18-year-old before deciding to make a heavy investment in the player.
Grêmio, though, have already rejected the idea out of hand. “We said to them [Manchester United] that this doesn’t exist. Douglas isn’t in a training programme anymore and won’t go through this type of situation”, Grêmio president, Duda Kroeff, is quoted as saying.