Mario Mandzukic is not training with Juventus as United move looms

Mario Mandzukic is not training with Juventus as United move looms

Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic is not training with his Juventus team-mates this as revealed by manager Maurizio Sarri.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference before Juve's game against Bologna on Saturday, Sarri said: “Mandzukic is not training with us, in agreement with the club. If the agreement changes, I am open to everything.”

Mandzukic is yet to make an appearance for Juventus this season with the striker constantly being linked with a move to Manchester United in the January transfer window.

Apart from the Croatian, United is being linked with Coach Massimiliano Allegri should they feel they have had enough with Solskjaer who is under immense pressure to deliver.

Discussion with United

According to reports from Italian outlet Tuttosport, Allegri is already in discussions with United over a £6.5million deal to replace the Norwegian.

The Italian has a strong working relationship with Mandzukic, having signed him for Juventus in 2015, and heaped praise on the Croatian striker in a recent interview with Polish outlet Przeglad Sportowy. 

Mandzukic is one of six names on United's January wishlist, with the club also interested in Moussa Dembele, Saul Niguez and James Maddison.

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