Arsenal are reportedly set to prepare and bring in Mario Mandzukic from Juventus to the Emirates Stadium after the Juve forward could’ve fallen down the pecking order at the Turn following the club recent £75 million purchase of Gonzalo Higuain.
According to report emanating from Gazzetta World’s, it claimed the we could snap up the Croation international for £17m if the Old Lady could tempt the forward into forcing a move away from the Serie A giants.
Per Mirror, West Ham United and Watford are said to be keeping close tract on the 30-year-old striker, but the Serie A champions are believe still interested in keeping him.
Widely known football journalist David Amoyal believes it is unlikely Juventus will be prepared to let the player leave the Turin this summer, with with Simone Zaza much more likely to move following Higuain’s arrival. He said on his Twitter handle,
Zaza, I seriously doubt Mandzukic is leaving
— David Amoyal (@DavidAmoyal) July 27, 2016
On the look of it, it seems possible the Croatian could shake up a move away from Juve given that the striker will likely be dropped behind Paulo Dybala and the newly purchased forward Higuain in manager Massimiliano Allegri’s plans.
Conversely, should he move to Arsenal, he could well become the No. 1 option up front given Olivier Giroud’s frustratingly unpredictable performances.