Juventus have asked for €60m (£53m) in their negotiations with Manchester United over the signing of winger Douglas Costa, according to Calciomercato.com.
It was originally thought that the Serie A champions would only ask for €40m (£36m) but the website claims the Italian club have decided to increase their valuation of the player.
Such an asking price is thought to be way above what United are willing to pay for the Brazilian. In fact, the Red Devils are reportedly only prepared to start the bidding at €30m (£27m), which means there is a huge gap between the two parties.
With Costa turning 30 later this month, and with a history of muscular injuries, United are wise to resist paying too much for the winger, and it remains to be seen if they will look elsewhere for a potential alternative to Jadon Sancho.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are still believed to be interested in the Borussia Dortmund star but they are facing multiple hurdles in order to complete the deal. They have issues with the transfer fee, personal terms and third party agents.