Manchester United are hoping to put an end to their problems up from by signing Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic in January.
The Red Devils have endured a tough start to the season – they are 12th in the Premier League with 9 points from 8 matches – and are looking to strengthen in January.
But Italian outlet Tuttosport is reporting that this is being addressed and Mandzukic has verbally agreed a deal to move to Old Trafford when the transfer window opens again.
United has targeted the 33-year-old Croatian in the summer but a deal never materialised. However, Mandzukic has yet to feature for Juve this season and was not included in their Champions League squad.
It is thought he wants a move to another European side – he turned down a deal to join Al-Rayyan in Qatar – and appears to be set on joining United.
While Mandzukic isn’t the sort of young player United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been looking to buy, he would bring a wealth of experience and a proven goalscoring record wherever he has played – something United desperately need.