Wednesday April 13 2011
Napoli target Douglas Costa

Napoli are keen to sign Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Douglas Costa, according to Il Corriere dello Sport.

The Partenopei are already planning for next season and it's thought that Aurelio De Laurentiis will make €40m available for spending if they qualify for the Champions League.

Napoli currently lie second in Serie A, three points behind League leaders Milan with six games of the season remaining.

The Azzurri have already tied up deals for Estudiantes defender Federico Fernandez and Groningen striker Tim Matavz.

Napoli have been impressed by Costa's performances in the Champions League this season and see the 21-year-old as an alternative to Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Shakhtar only bought Costa from Gremio last January, stealing the former Brazil Under-20 international from under the eyes of Manchester United.

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