Man Utd in danger to miss out signing of Serie A No.17 forward

Serie A giants AC Milan will reportedly rival Man United in their pursuit of Italian champions, Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic when the transfer window will be re-opened in January.

Former Croatia international forward has been considered surplus to requirements in Turin under new head-coach Maurizio Sarri, who has not handed the experienced forward a single appearance so far this season.

Reports have suggested that the Red Devils had struck an agreement in principle with the Old Lady regarding the transfer of Mario Mandzukic, who came close to moving to the 20-times English champions over the summer.

According to Tuttosport, the Serie A giants plan to launch a bid of their own for the 33-year-old forward when the January window opens.

Croatian forward has been identified as a vital part for the Red Devils in January amid a marked lack of experience in the teams attack following the exit of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.

Serie A champions, Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici recently made it clear that the 33-year-old forward was free to speak with other teams about a January transfer window.

Meanwhile, Manchester United eyeing move for another Juventus star Daniele Rugani who has been out-of-favour at the club and might be used as a makeweight in a deal for Paul Pogba as French midfielder has been heavily linked with a return to Turin in the recent months.