Bayern Munich appear to have done a U-turn over Tottenham target Douglas Costa and look like they might keep the winger.
Costa joined the German giants from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2015 and has won successive Bundesliga titles since his arrival.
However, Bayern looked as if they were ready to cash in on the 26-year-old, with Spurs set to bid around 25million to land the Brazil international.
Juventus were also in the running but they pulled out of the race, with rules stating that clubs are not allowed to purchase more than two non-EU players in a single transfer window.
The Turin giants have already landed Uruguay star Rodrigo Bentancur and have also shown a strong interest in Real Madrid’s Brazilian defender Danilo.
That seemed to leave the door open for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, especially when Bayern president Uli Hoeness stating on Tuesday that “if a club pays the fee that [Bayern CEO] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has asked for then he will leave”.
However, Rummenigge himself has suggested that the talented attacker could yet stay at the Allianz Arena.
“We are not sure whether it would not perhaps be better for Costa to stay,” he told Merkur on Thursday.