English Premiership

Mandzukic move to United done - report

2019-08-05 10:38
Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Mandzukic
Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Mandzukic (Twitter)

Cape Town - Manchester United are reportedly on the verge of sealing a deal for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic after agreeing on personal terms with the former Croatia international.

With Harry Maguire expected to be unveiled on Monday, United have wasted no time in negotiating a deal for Mandzukic.

United and Juventus have been locked in talks over the past few weeks with regards to forwards Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku, but the breakthrough has been made in Mandzukic talks.

The Daily Mail reported that United 'are on the brink of completing' the transfer, having agreed on a three-year contract worth £6.2m per season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considers 33-year-old Mandzukic to be 'the ideal replacement' for Lukaku, who could still move to Turin this month.

Juventus will either reinvest the £15 million they would receive from selling the Croatian or try and include his value in a Lukaku deal to bring his price down. That decision depends on whether United can agree on personal terms with Dybala.

But Manduzkic's arrival at Old Trafford 'is virtually done' and 'should be finalised over the coming days', whether or not it is as part of deals including Dybala or Lukaku.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils kick-off their Premier League campaign against rivals Chelsea on Sunday, August 11.

Kick-off is at 17:30 (SA time).


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