Mario Mandzukic: Manchester United end pursuit of Juventus striker

Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic is a transfer target for Borussia Dortmund

Manchester United will not pursue a Deadline Day move for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, Sky Sports News understands.

United had reopened talks with Juventus for the Croatia international in a bid to sign a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

Inter Milan are close to completing a deal to bring Lukaku to Italy after agreeing a £73m fee with United on Wednesday. The Belgium striker is currently in Milan to undergo a medical.

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Romelu Lukaku waves to fans and press in Italy ahead of his move from Manchester United to Inter Milan

Talks for Mandzukic to join United began when the swap deal was agreed in principle for Lukaku to head to Juventus in exchange for Paulo Dybala.

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However, United ended their interest in Dybala, the Argentina forward, due to his hesitation over a move to Old Trafford and his wage demands.

In the subsequent days they turned their attention to Mandzukic, but a move for the former Bayern Munich striker has now been called off.

Mandzukic scored 10 goals in 33 appearances across all competitions for Juve last season. During his four years in Turin he has won Serie A four times, the Coppa Italia three times and the Italian Super Cup once.

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At Bayern Munich he won the Bundesliga twice as well as the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup in 2013 while he also lifted the Spanish Super Cup during a year-long stint at Atletico Madrid.

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