Mario Mandzukic set to join Manchester United 'on Monday'

Mario Mandzukic Man Utd

The Croatia international is believed to have been discussed during talks over a potential Romelu Lukaku-Paulo Dybala swap deal.

However, his move will be a separate affair that will cost the Red Devils €10-15 million, Tuttosport reports.

The two clubs are in advanced talks for the 33-year-old and the deal could be confirmed on Monday.

United enquired about the availability of Mandzukic at Easter time this year, but the striker turned them down having signed a contract extension in April.

However, he isn’t considered a part of new coach Maurizio Sarri’s plans and is therefore expected to agree to the switch this time round. 

Mandzukic started 23 Serie A matches in 2018/19, scoring nine goals and laying on another six assists. 

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.