Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has blamed the agent of Douglas Costa for attempting to unsettle the playmaker.
In an interview with Bild Am Sonntag, the Brazil international fuelled speculation he was unhappy at the Allianz Arena by revealing he had been in contact with a host of European clubs regarding a potential transfer.
But Ancelotti insists the 26-year-old is happy at Bayern, and that the reported comments represented the thoughts of his agent.
“I didn’t read the interview, but I speak to him regularly,” Ancelotti said. “He is satisfied to be here.
“When it comes to the happiness or the sadness of the player, there are agents who maybe want to put pressure on the club, who want to be more involved.
“I have a direct relationship with the player. He’s happy to stay here, he is involved and that counts for me. I think the interview came more from the agent than from the player.”