Sunday October 4 2020
Done deal: Douglas Costa to Bayern Munich

German and Italian reports claim Douglas Costa is leaving Juventus for a return to Bayern Munich on loan, again creating room for Federico Chiesa.

Kicker, Sky Sport Deutschland and Sky Sport Italia all claim this evening a deal has been struck for the Brazilian to go back to his old club.

It is a dry loan, so with no option to buy, but Bayern will cover the Douglas Costa salary and likely give a small figure to Juve for the loan period.

Like Daniele Rugani to Rennes and Mattia De Sciglio towards Olympique Lyonnais, this loan is to free up room and money for Federico Chiesa.

He will arrive from Fiorentina on loan for €10m with obligation to pay for a further €50m, spread out over several months.

Douglas Costa is 30 years old and already wore the Bayern jersey from 2015-17.

He was at first loaned to Juve for €6m and then sold in 2018 for €40m.