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Sources: Man Utd move for Mandzukic unlikely

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku received a warm welcome from the Inter fans as he arrived in Italy to complete his move to Inter Milan.

Manchester United have cooled their interest in Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, sources have told ESPN FC.

United are backing away from a deal because of the Serie A side's asking price and the Croatian's wage demands.

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Romelu Lukaku is on the verge of a £72 million move to Inter Milan and Mandzukic has been discussed as a possible replacement, but an agreement for the 33-year-old is looking increasingly unlikely, with sources having told ESPN FC that United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is comfortable if another forward does not arrive before the transfer deadline at 5 p.m. BST on Thursday.

Solskjaer has been particularly impressed with 17-year-old Mason Greenwood since he scored twice on the preseason tour of Australia, the Far East and Norway, and is prepared for the teenager to play a key role next season.

Meanwhile, sources have told ESPN FC that Everton are interested in signing United centre-back Marcos Rojo.

Everton would like to sign the Argentina defender on loan, but United would prefer to negotiate a £25m permanent move.

Newcastle are interested in a move for United defender Phil Jones, sources have told ESPN FC.

The 27-year-old has fallen down the pecking order after the arrival of £80m centre-back Harry Maguire, and Newcastle are considering a loan offer for Jones if they can offload defender Ciaran Clark.


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