Manchester United have been boosted in their pursuit of Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic, after it was revealed that Wolfsburg have no interest in making a move for him this summer.
The German outfit, who sold Mandzukic to Bayern in 2012, were thought to be ready to challenge United for the Croat’s signature when the transfer window re-opens in a few months. However, according to the Express, they have denied that they intend to bring him back to his former club.
The confirmation came from the words of Wolfsburg’s general manager Klaus Allofs, who admitted that the chances they would be able to convince Mandzukic to depart Bayern and move lower down the Bundesliga table were unlikely at best.
“A transfer for Mario Mandzukic is unlikely," Allofs concluded.
"We will be able to just do a few things and we won't be able to pay every transfer fee. Of course, we have a good squad and we want to get better.”
This revelation will surely open the door for Mandzukic to make a move to the Premier League, with Old Trafford likely to be his destination. Given Robert Lewandowski’s move to the Allianz Arena this summer it would seem that the 27-year-old’s days as Bayern’s first-choice striker are numbered, and his experience at the top level may appeal to David Moyes.