Man United considering 32-year-old powerful striker as next summer signing

Manchester United have reportedly identified Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic as a potential signing this summer.

United are well stocked for options in the final third and only brought in Alexis Sanchez during the January transfer window, but the uncertainty surrounding the future of Anthony Martial has resulted in Jose Mourinho considering his options.

According to The Express, Mandzukic is on Mourinho’s radar and an official approach could be made in the coming weeks, especially if Martial is allowed to move elsewhere.

The 32-year-old has spent the past three years in Turin with 33 goals being scored in 127 outings, but the Croatia international netted just nine times in Serie A and Champions League games during the most recent campaign.

Mandzukic still has two years remaining on his contract but Juventus may consider a sale should the player indicate a desire to move to Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils have submitted an offer to sign Nabil Fekir ahead of Liverpool, according to reports in France.

The Lyon midfielder was on the brink of moving to Anfield earlier this month before Liverpool pulled the plug on the £53 million deal.

Liverpool’s reservations stemmed from the cruciate ligament injury Fekir suffered in September 2015 as the 24-year-old required two operations on his right knee inside the space of 12 months.

According to Le Progres, Liverpool had attempted to lower Fekir’s asking price by €5m (£4.4m) following the midfielder’s medical but Lyon refused to budge from their valuation. The report claims that Fekir has since received offers from other clubs – one of which being Manchester United.