Mario Mandzukic is still expected to leave Juventus in the winter transfer window with Manchester United the most likely destination.
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Mandzukic has been an integral part of the Juve setup for the last few years, playing a key role in each of their title wins in successive years.
The Croatian striker has been used largely on the wing and only during the summer friendlies did he return to a more traditional strikers role, despite not looking overly enthused in the few games he featured in.
Reports from the Italian and English press still insist that the 33-year-old will now leave the club in the January transfer window with a suggestion that there may be more than one Premier Club interested.
The Athletic recently reported that Manchester United would revisit the idea of signing Mandzukic, and he is high on their list of priorities as they look to find adequate cover for the Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial as well as the recently departed Romelu Lukaku.
The suggestion is that United were thwarted by the end of the transfer window and had they been given more time, a deal could have been completed as the player is also keen on a move.
A deal for Mandzukic may still be tied in to the future of Reds coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and given Uniteds woeful form of late, his future is far from secure for now.
West Ham are also reportedly interested in a potential move for the Croat which may lead to a bidding war of sorts, however the suggestion is that Juve are keen to allow the player to leave without fuss which may help facillitate a move and a transfer fee in the region of €10m.
For his part, Mandzukic has been left out of repeated match day squads despite training, initially to help finalise a move to Qatar.
With talks officially at an end with two Qatari clubs, it seems inevitable that Mandzukics’ future now lies elsewhere, and while a brief suggestion of a return to the German Bundesliga did materialise, a switch to the Premier League now looks the most feasible choice for both the player and Juventus management.