Manchester United have reached a verbal agreement to sign Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic in the New Year, according to a report in Italy.

Mandzukic was close to joining the Red Devils in the summer only to eventually stay in Turin, where he hasn't featured for the Italian champions this season and was omitted from their 25-man Champions League squad.

The 33-year-old Croatia international is said to have turned down a £7million-a-year deal with Qatari side Al-Rayyan in order to stay in Europe, and now seemingly has his eyes set on a move to the Premier League and to Old Trafford at the beginning of 2020.