By Harry Sykes
Tottenham have been installed the clear favourites to sign Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.
Bet Victor have priced Spurs at 2/1 to land the Brazilian wide man, whose future at the Allianz Arena is in doubt amid a contract stalemate with the Bundesliga champions.
Tottenham are ahead of a number of elite clubs in the betting, with Manchester United the next lowest priced at 4/1, followed by Juventus (5/1), Chelsea (6/1), Liverpool (12/1), Inter Milan and AC Milan (both 16/1).
Left-winger Costa is a regular member of the Bayern team, making 32 league and cup appearances in all competitions this season.
They have yielded an impressive seven goals and nine assists, although he has been an unused substitute in the German giants’ last two league matches.
Costa has a fine record for Bayern since joining from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2015, scoring 14 goals and providing 27 assists in 75 appearances.
However, he has been stonewalled in his attempts to get a new contract, which suggests he could make a move this summer.
Club president Uli Hoeness has taken a hard line over negotiations and was unimpressed at Costa going public about his demands.
“That doesn’t work with us. He can try 10 more times. He is certainly not a hardship case.”
Costa has 18 caps for Brazil and scored three goals for his country.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have sensationally terminated the contract of one of their defenders.