Juventus have reportedly made it clear that they are completely open to the sale of striker Mario Mandzukic amid speculation he could be an alternative to Zlatan Ibrahimovic for AC Milan.
According to the latest update from MilanNews.it, The name of Mandzukic has always been the alternative to Ibrahimovic in the mind of the Milan leadership, although the Swede is still absolutely the priority.
The reliable outlet offers an update on the Croatia international’s current situation by claiming that he has trained alone every day since October, having not been included in Maurizio Sarri’s plans at all.
Understandably, he does not have match fitness in his legs as a result, but he is reportedly in good physical condition and eager to return to playing regularly.
There has long been talk of a pre-agreement with Manchester United, a team that had refused in the summer when it had been included in the negotiations to bring Lukaku to Juventus.
Consequently, Milan must try and establish whether this pre-agreement is still standing or not and what the player’s intentions are.
What is certain, the report adds, is that Mandzukic has a high salary at Juventus which is between €5.5-6m net per year, which is over €11m gross.
The position of Juventus is clear: they are totally open to the exit of the 33-year-old, who has 44 goals in 162 games for the Bianconeri – and his price would be low too given the aforementioned situation.
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