Man United and Arsenal target reach agreement over Serie A switch

Manchester United and Arsenal have missed out on the services of Mario Mandzukic after he agreed to the terms of a switch to Juventus, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The 29-year-old Atletico Madrid star has been heavily linked with an exit amid speculation that he has fallen out with manager Diego Simeone.

He is now expected to sign a four-year contract with the Serie A winners very soon, ending hopes of a switch to the Premier League ahead of the new campaign.

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Beppe Marotta, the club’s general director, is believed to have travelled to Madrid in order to negotiate the terms of the potential transfer.

Mandzukic is seen as a possible replacement for star striker, Carlos Tevez, who has been linked with an exit after rumours that he was interested in a return to boyhood club Boca Juniors.

The Croatia international enjoyed a good campaign on front of goal last term, scoring 20 from a total of 43 appearances for the La Liga side.