Report: Manchester United agree terms to sign Mandzukic

Manchester United have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic.

The veteran Croatian forward is seen as an ideal replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who has been tipped to leave Old Trafford before Thursday’s transfer deadline with both Juventus and Inter Milan interested.

According to the Mail, United have agreed personal terms with Mandzukic, the 33-year-old set to sign a contract worth a reported £6.2m-per-year.

The fee for Mandzukic is likely to be in the region of £15m, though Juventus could use the forward as a makeweight in a potential deal for Lukaku.

United and Juventus had agreed to a swap deal involving Lukaku and Paulo Dybala, though the deal is thought to be unlikely with Dybala keen to stay in Turin and unsure about a move to Old Trafford.

Should Dybala reject the move, United could deduct the Mandzukic fee from their reported £79m asking price for Lukaku.

Mandzukic has been with Juventus since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2015, scoring 44 goals in 162 appearances and winning four consecutive Serie A titles.

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