Manchester United receives boost in pursuit of Mario Mandzukic

The player has rejected the chance to join European giants

Manchester United are looking to bolster their squad in the transfer window after an underwhelming campaign last season, not winning a single silverware. They finished second in the Premier League, 19 points behind Manchester City.

The Red Devils are expected to be busy in the summer transfer window and moved quickly when the window opened. They have already completed three signings, teenage full-back Diogo Dalot signed from Porto, while a £52.5 million fee has been agreed with Shakhtar Donetsk for Brazil international Fred and Lee Grant from Stoke City.

Jose Mourinho wants more signings before the transfer window closes and remains on the hunt for another attacking option.

The English side were clearly very dependent on Romelu Lukaku last term, as they struggled when he missed few matches towards the end of the campaign. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial struggled to make an impact upfront as they prefer to play on the left side of the flank.

The Premier League giants has been linked with a move for Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic, who is considered the perfect type of player for Mourinho.

The Croatia International joined the Serie A giants from Atlético Madrid on a four-year contract for a fee of €19 million payable in three installments, including a possible extra €2 million in performance-related add-ons in 2015.

He has been a regular for the club since then and has won three consecutive Serie A titles. He also featured in the Champions League final against Real Madrid in 2017, where he scored an equalizer but the Turin Side ultimately lost 4-1.

Despite being a regular for the Serie A giants last season, the 32 year old struggled and managed to score only 10 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions.

The Croatian was impressive during this year’s world cup and helped his nation to reach the finals. But they were defeated by France, who lifted the trophy after 20 years.

But the player still has some years left to play football at the highest level and could be more than a decent backup for the Belgian. And the club have received boost in pursuit of him.

Mario Mandzukic rejected the chance to join Borussia Dortmund from Juventus, Bild reports.

The German side went all out to convince the Croatia star to head to the Bundesliga this summer, but he hopes to continue his career elsewhere after his World Cup heroics.

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