Man Utd learn lowest price they could pay for top striker target

Manchester United have discovered the minimum price it will take to land strike target Mario Mandzukic in January, as per reports in Italy.

Mandzukic is high up United’s list of transfer targets, as they look to resolve their goalscoring problems. Young forwards like Erling Braut Haaland and Lautaro Martinez have been linked, but Mandzukic would provide them with more experience and would be a cheaper option.

The Croatian veteran is yet to feature for Juventus under Maurizio Sarri, with the Serie A champions admitting that they are looking for a solution for the 2018 World Cup finalist.

Since Juventus are listed on the stock exchange, they have to publish their financial accounts, and an analysis of the latest figures by Corriere di Torino has determined how much Mandzukic must be sold for if they are to avoid a loss.


The Italian giants cannot afford to sell him for less than €5.3m (just under £4.6m), otherwise he will represent a financial loss on the books.

However, Football Italia relay that Juventus are still looking for a greater amount for him, with the asking price closer to €15m.

United are not the only club interested in adding Mandzukic’s experience, with Inter and AC Milan also considering a bid – although it is believed the player would prefer a Premier League move.