West Ham are lining up a move for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic in the January transfer window, according to the Mirror. The Croatian international is being targeted in a potential loan deal with an option to buy at the end of the season.
Manchester United were heavily linked with a move for the 33-year-old in the summer but they decided against signing the forward due to his age and lack of mobility.
Mandzukic is not in Juve manager Maurizio Sarri’s first-team plans after being left out of the squad for the Champions League group stages, but he has a decent scoring record for the Bianconeri, having scored 44 goals in 162 appearances.
Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is keen on strengthening the frontline after Javier Hernandez left to join Sevilla on Monday. The London club currently have just two fit out-and-out strikers in Sebastien Haller and Albian Ajeti after the news that Michail Antonio is out for a number of months with a hamstring injury.