Juventus’ sporting director Fabio Paratici is in London to discuss a move for Mario Mandzukic with Manchester United, according to Calciomercato.
Paratici though is also in the U.K. to sound out any other potential buyers for the 33-year-old Croatian, with the Italian source claiming Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham are also interested in signing Mandzukic in January.
Last month Juve boss Maurizio Sarri hinted that Mandzukic was going to be offloaded in January, Sarri said: “In this moment Mario Mandzukic is not training with the group due to an agreement he has with the club.”
The experienced forward has been linked with a move away from Turin ever since he was omitted from Sarri’s Champions League squad. In fact United tried to sign the player before that, but failed to get a move completed for him in August.
The latest report claims United are in pole position to sign Mandzukic, but discussions are expected to be complicated with Juve wanting €15m and United only willing to pay €10m.
Football Italia and Tuttosport report that Mandzukic has chosen United and could move in December in a bid to settle in ahead of a January 1 move, but Paratici is also on the lookout for other suitors in case United representatives cannot agree a deal.
Mandzukic has not kicked a ball this season, but played 25 matches in Serie A for Juventus last season, scoring nine goals.