Bayern Munich Set to Re-Sign Douglas Costa From Juventus on Loan

Oct 4, 2020, 8:15 PM GMT+1
Juventus v Torino FC - Serie A
Douglas Costa is heading back to the Bundesliga | Chris Ricco/Getty Images

Bayern Munich are close to re-signing Brazilian winger Douglas Costa from Juventus on a one-year loan deal.

Costa initially joined the Bavarians in 2015 after signing from Shakhtar Donetsk in a €30m deal when Pep Guardiola was in charge.

He went on to score 14 goals in 77 games across two seasons for Bayern before heading out on loan to Juventus for the 2017/18 season, and the move was made permanent for an initial €46m.

Douglas Costa
Douglas Costa has been in and out of the Juve team since signing permanently | Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Since then, he's managed just 10 goals in 103 games for Juventus and has largely been a peripheral figure in three successive title wins.

Sky Sports are now reporting that he will return to Bayern on a one-year loan without an option or obligation to make the deal permanent.

He will follow the late signings of Marc Roca from Espanyol - who was unveiled as a Bayern player on Sunday - and Bouna Sarr from Marseille, while a deal for Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi is dead in the water. A loan offer with a £70m obligation to buy was reportedly knocked back by the Blues earlier this week, and so it appears Bayern switched their focus back to Costa.

Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry
Good luck getting into this team, Douglas | Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

First team opportunities were hard to come by in Turin, and Costa will have his work cut out to break into this all-conquering Bayern outfit, with Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman currently battling it out for the wide berths at the Allianz Arena.

Juventus, meanwhile, will now press ahead with a long awaited move for Fiorentina forward Federico Chiesa, according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio. However, the move will be a two-year loan worth a total of €10m, and Sky Sports (via Football Italia) report that Fiorentina are eager to extend Chiesa's contract before heading to Turin - his current deal runs out in 2022.