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Manchester United 'Plan To Relaunch Bid' For Juventus' Mario Mandzukic In January

Manchester United 'Plan To Relaunch Bid' For Juventus' Mario Mandzukic In January

Manchester United are reportedly set to relaunch a bid for Juventus' Mario Mandzukic in January.

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Mandzukic, 33, was the subject of intense transfer speculation during the summer window with the Reds very close to securing his services.

A deal failed to come to fruition, but it appears United will renew their pursuit of Mandzukic when the transfer window reopens.

Image: PA
Image: PA

According to The Athletic, United will make a move for the Croatian with Juventus believed to be seeking £9 million.

Further reports claim that the striker doesn't want to take a pay cut on his current salary of £4.5 million - £87,000-a-week.

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United's attack needs reinforcing following the summer sales of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted the club will look to sign a forward in January.

"Of course, when we let Alexis (Sanchez) and (Romelu) Lukaku go, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to know it's a forward we're going to try to recruit next time," he said.

"It was time for Romelu Lukaku to go, though - he knows that, he didn't want to be here, and what's the point in having players who don't want to be here?

"We're looking for some creativity and goals, but they (potential signings) have to be the right one.

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"There were strikers available but not the ones we wanted. We couldn't get the one we wanted (in the summer).

"There's no point getting players in that you are not 100% sure about either.

"When you get players in, you need the right ones that are going to stay here for a long period of time and that's the long-term thinking we have to show."

United's current attacking options include academy products Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood as well as Anthony Martial.

Will Mandzukic swap Turin for Manchester? Watch this space.

Topics: Lukaku, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Ole Gunnar, Sanchez, Juventus, Mario Mandzukic

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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