Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic is surprisingly attracting the interest of Premier League giants Manchester United this summer.

According to Goal, Mario Mandzukic was discussed when Manchester United and Juventus officials met for negotiations on the much publicised swap deal involving Paolo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku.

Mario Mandzukic is seen as a backup for first choice striker Marcus Rashford by Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Juventus value the 33-year-old at £13m at the moment.

The Croatian striker was previously linked with Manchester United last summer while Jose Mourinho was the Red Devils manager.

Jose Mourinho was sacked as the Manchester United manager in December and he was swiftly replaced by former club striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Juventus decided to keep Mario Mandzukic at the club beyond last summer and he went on to sign a new contract earlier this year.

Mandzukic scored 10 goals in 33 appearances for Juventus in all competitions.

He is surplus to requirements at Juventus following the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as their new manager.

Sarri left Chelsea this summer after just one year with the Stamford Bridge outfit to sign for the Italian Serie A champions.

He has signed a three-year deal at Juventus until the end of the 2021/22 season.


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