Mario Mandzukic set to join Juventus

Mario Mandzukic set to join Juventus

Mario Mandzukic has agreed personal terms with Juventus, according to reports in Italy.

The Croatian international was recently linked with a switch to United as a potential replacement for Radamel Falcao but appears to have made the switch to Turin, in a move that will see him join the Serie A champions in a reported €18 million deal.

La Stampa, Gianluca Di Marzio and Gazzetta dello Sport are all reporting the deal as nearly complete.

Mandzukic was part of the Bayern Munich side who won the Champions League in 2013 and helped them lift the trophy by scoring the first goal in the final two years ago.

The former Bayern Munich forward is likely to replace Carlos Tevez, who looks to be close to sealing a move to hometown club, Boca Juniors.

If the move is completed, Mandzukic will link up with youngster Paulo Dybala who has also agreed to join the Old Lady in a reported €32 million deal.

Louis van Gaal is keen to strengthen his attacking options for a potential title-campaign next season but nobody knows who his primary target is yet.

Mandzukic is not the only forward United have been linked with this summer as rumours of Alexandre Lacazette, Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane have continued to gather pace.

Whatever happens, the United hierarchy will be keen to find a replacement for Falcao, who is now closing in on a move to Chelsea, while Robin van Persie has also stated that his footballing career may lie away from Old Trafford.

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