Juventus are set to sign Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa after upping their offer to £35million.
Bild report the Italians have finally struck a deal for the Brazilian winger after an initial bid of £30m was rebuffed.
The Turin giants now look to have bagged their first signing of the summer as they look to rebuild for another Champions League tilt next season.
Costa, 25, made it clear he wanted to move on after falling down the pecking order since Carlo Ancelotti replaced Pep Guardiola last year.
The Brazilian international moved to Bavaria in 2015 from Shakhtar Donetsk, and despite playing second fiddle to Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery last term, scored seven goals and provided nine assists.
Juve Sporting Director Giuseppe Moratta confirmed the deal was close to being completed.
He told Gazetta dello Sport:”We received permission from Bayern Munich to meet with the player and his advisors, Costa is willing to join us next season.”
The two clubs are no strangers in conducting transfer business together with Arturo Vidal and Kingsley Coman moving between them in recent times.
The Italians are yet to agree personal terms with Costa, who is believed to be unwilling to take a cut on his current £8million-a-year pay package.
This would be higher than club legend Gianluigi Buffon, who takes home around £7m-a-year.
The deal for Costa could pave the way for Juan Cudrado to leave Serie A with Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly chasing the Colombian, who flopped in his short-lived spell at Chelsea.
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