Manchester United open Deadline Day talks for Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic


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Manchester United are back in talks to sign Mario Mandzukic from Juventus as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

United are also interested in signing forward Inaki Williams from Athletic Bilbao, while Lukaku is currently in Milan for a medical after Inter agreed a £73m fee on Wednesday. Lukaku had looked set to join Juventus earlier in the window after a swap deal was agreed involving Paulo Dybala.

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However, United ended their pursuit in the Argentine forward due to his hesitation over a move to Old Trafford and his wage demands, and they are now looking at Mandzukic instead.

ormer Croatia international Mandzukic, 33, is someone United have kept tabs on for some time, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to preserve his striking options next season.

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Mandzukic scored 10 goals in 33 appearances across all competitions for Juve last season. During his four years in Turin he has won Serie A four times, the Coppa Italia three times and the Italian Super Cup once.

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Meanwhile, United are interested in signing 25-year-old Spanish forward Williams. Williams scored 12 goals in 38 league games last season and was voted La Liga Player of the Month for January, as Bilbao finished eighth in the Spanish top flight.

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