Man United given green light to sign €20m-rated Croatian striker

Juventus are trying to ‘find the best solution for both sides’ despite mounting speculation that Mario Mandzukic will join the Red Devils in the winter transfer window.

Norwegian manager is willing to compromise his long-term transfer strategy to add some much-needed experience to his front-line in winter with Marcus Rashford struggling to cope with the burden of leading the attack.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sanctioned the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez in the summer, and although the Norwegian coach is adamant that decision will be vindicated in the long-run Man United have failed to score more than once in a match since the opening weekend of the season.

Former Croatia international was on Red Devils radar in the summer, but a move failed to materialise but, having slashed his wage demands in half, Mario is now said to be closing in on the move to Man United. Mandzukic wants to get regular playing time and ready to leave the Italian giants this January.

‘We are talking to Mandzukic to find the best possible solution,’ said Bianconeri sporting director Fabio Paratic ahead of Old Lady’s Champions League game with Lokomotiv Moscow, when asked about the possibility of the footballer leaving before winter.

‘We remain open to any scenario, so staying here or going elsewhere. We are discussing it to find the best solution for both sides.’ Norwegian boss is hopeful of continuing his overhaul of the current squad with Leicester duo James Maddison and Ben Chilwell firmly on his radar, while Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez is also being monitored.