Mario Mandzukic linked with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur

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Mario Mandzukic looks set to leave Atletico Madrid after just one season with the La Liga side.

Signing last summer from Bayern Munich to replace the Chelsea-bound forward Diego Costa, the Croatian has found the net 20 times in 43 outings for the Madrid side.

However, the club are thought to have been indifferent to his performances this year and don't believe he is the man to help them challenge for the title next season.

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Atletico are rumoured to want around £35 million for the centre forward to invest in a more dynamic striker, as they look to move away from playing with a target man.

According to reports in the Daily Mirror, a host of European clubs have been put on alert by this - including Premier League sides Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

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Liverpool's first choice is thought to be Christian Benteke but they would consider making a move for the Croat if the transfer fee was reduced.

Spurs though, are looking to find forward competition for Harry Kane, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado never hitting top form. The North London side would be prepared to splash out big on the 29-year-old who was on the club's radar when he left Dinamo Zagreb back in 2009.

Elsewhere in Europe, his former club Wolfsburg are interested in bringing him back to Germany alongside offers from AC Milan and Monaco.

Monaco's interest could be crucial, as it paves the way for a potential swap deal with Radamel Falcao, who has failed to find the form he showed at Atletico with either Monaco or Manchester United, and he may want a return to Spain.

With Manchester United not opting to take Falcao on a permanent deal, it is likely Monaco will look to offload him and a switch deal could benefit both parties.

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