Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will make a move for Mario Mandzukic this January.
That’s after injuries to Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have underlined the lack of depth in attack at his disposal.
United let Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leave for Inter Milan in the summer but didn’t bring in a replacement for either.
And with Mason Greenwood suffering with tonsillitis at the weekend it meant Jesse Lingard played up front following injury to Rashford.
West Ham were able to dispatch of the Red Devils 2-0 at the London Stadium.
Solskjaer will therefore renew his attempts to sign Mandzukic when the transfer window re-opens, according to The Sun.
Manchester United were interested in the Croatia international in the summer bit his wage demands proved to be a stumbling block.
But Mandzukic could now lower his demands as he has yet to feature for Juventus this season.
After a slow start to the season United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has backed Solskjaer.
“It’s important that we are patient while Ole and his team build for the future,” he said during an investors’ call on Tuesday.
“We will continue to focus on the long-term strategy and won’t be influenced by short-term distractions.”
United take on Rochdale tonight in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
Paul Pogba is set to make his return from injury this evening with Solskjaer confirming the World Cup winner will play a role in the match.
“He’ll probably get some minutes against Rochdale,” he said. “But we definitely think he’s ready for Arsenal.”
After that Solskjaer’s side host Arsenal in the Premier League on Monday as they look to bounce back from the dismal defeat to West Ham.