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Manchester United will complete signing of outcast Juventus star Mario Mandzukic in January – reports – talkSPORT.com



October 23, 2019
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Manchester United are reportedly set to add another striker to their ranks in January in the form of Mario Manzukic.

The Juventus man, 33, has yet to make an appearance for the Italian giants this season and is keen to secure a move away.

Mandzukic is pretty far down the pecking order at Juventus

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Mandzukic is pretty far down the pecking order at Juventus

Mandzukic was even snubbed from Juve’s Champions League squad, so will not play any part in the group stage of the competition.

He is understood to have rejected offers to play in the Middle East on very lucrative contracts as he favours a move to a club in Europe.

And according tocalciomercato.com, Mandzukic will be a United player in January.

The reports also states that Juve would like £10million from United in a deal which could rise to £15m.

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Croatian Mandzukic is contracted at Juventus until June 2021.

The Red Devils lost two forwards in the summer after selling Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan and letting Alexis Sanchez go to the same club on loan for the season.

It means they only have two recognised senior strikers in 2019/20 in Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

Their lack of options going forward has shown with United only managing ten goals from their opening nine Premier League games this season.

United are having to rely on the likes of Martial and Rashford as their main sources of goals this season

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United are having to rely on the likes of Martial and Rashford as their main sources of goals this season

They currently lie 13th in the table but their season may have reached a turning point following their creditable point at home to leaders Liverpool last weekend.

Rashford got on the scoresheet for United as the two sides played out a1-1 drawand talkSPORT host Adrian Durham claimed the England internationalhad powerhouse defender Virgil van Dijk in his pocket.

Durham said: “They went through his [Rashford’s] pockets afterwards…

“Few sweets, wad of cash, couple of phone numbers…Virgil van Dijk was in there as well, extraordinary.

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“Left him on his backside and got the better of him, worried him.

“I doubt Virgil van Dijk slept last night [Sunday night], Rashford caused him that many problems.”

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