Manchester United and Chelsea target Douglas Costa has dismissed a move away from Bayern Munich at the end of the season. The Brazilian attacker joined the Bavarian giants at the start of the current season and has since been a revelation for the club.
The former Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder was subject to interest from the Premier League big guns in the summer, but chose to move to the Bundesliga to play under Pep Guardiola, but with the former Barcelona manager leaving the club at the end of the season, it was suggested that Costa could follow suit and jump ship.
The Spanish manager has indicated that his preferred destination for his next managerial position is England and it is widely believed that he will have his pick of clubs in the English top-flight next season. Manchester City and Chelsea are being touted as the most possible destinations. The Brazil international, however, has made it clear that he does not wish to follow his manager out of the club despite joining them specifically to play under the guidance of Guardiola.
"[On leaving Bayern] No chance, I have a lot of goals here," Costa said, as quoted by Talksport.
"It's true, I joined Bayern because of Pep. The first six months with him have been outstanding; the next sixth months will certainly be outstanding too. I have learned a lot from Pep," the Brazilian added.
The 25-year-old, who regularly plays on the left wing for Bayern, is contracted to the club until at least the summer of 2020 and they will be reluctant to let the player leave after just one season. Moreover, his tally of 12 assists and two goals in just 12 league appearances is likely to make him a key member of the squad for the foreseeable future.