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Coach Admits He May Sell £20m Brazilian Starlet

Premiership target Douglas Costa could be on his way out of Ukraine this summer.

Premiership target Douglas Costa could be on his way out of Ukraine this summer.

The 20-year old has been linked with Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and both Manchester clubs previously and Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucecu concedes they may have to sell their Brazlian starlet.

The club would stand to make a huge profit on the player who cost just £5million from Gremio last summer, with reports suggesting the club would want at least £20million for Douglas. Lucecu conceded:

“Nothing official has been done yet, but I’d prefer to keep him in the squad because he is young, only 20 years old, and had a great start to his time with us.

“We’ll be playing in the Champions League and he has a group of Brazilians in Donetsk with him.

“However, if I am put in a position to sell, then there’s nothing I can do about it. I won’t keep players who do not want to be here, but Douglas Costa is certainly a great talent.”

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  1. willbrod

    July 30, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    am just tired of all these speculations,we do not buy

  2. laud

    July 30, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    thanx bt keep him

  3. williams s. etete

    July 30, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    kenny and comolli has already failed in bringing in the type of players that can help suarez and adam also kuyt and raul to make the difference in lfc,and with the money the owners have bring out for new players but no attracting players that arrived lfc this summer market its a pity.

  4. Amosu abidemi

    July 30, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Wenger,we need to,at least,win two trophies this season.

    • tega

      July 31, 2011 at 12:18 am

      For where ? do you think this is emirate cup or what? there trophy as we all know is to entertain and beat on top club in europe. then they are ripe. lol

  5. chidisco

    July 31, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    yes we need repcement of nwata akuwkuw man utd sir pls do your best to have it beck

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