United dealt striker blow – confirmed target makes €15m move

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Manchester United are one of the clubs to miss out on striker target Mirko Vucinic.

The Montenegro international had been heavily linked with a move to the Barclays Premier League this summer, with Tottenham Hotspur and Blackburn Rovers also thought to be keen on the forward.

Agent Alessandro Lucci confirmed less than a week ago that talks had been held with Manchester United over a possible move to Old Trafford, with the Red Devils keen to sign the 27-year-old.

"I met Manchester United yesterday," Lucci told Italian website .

"We spoke about Vucinic, but we didn't reach an agreement. Manchester United like Vucinic but there's still a lot of work to do to see Mirko at Old Trafford."

Sir Alex Ferguson has now missed out on the player though, with Juventus announcing the signing of the former Lecce player in a statement released yesterday.


"Juventus Football Club announces that the agreement with AS Roma for the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Mirko Vucinic has been finalised," a statement from the Turin club read.

"The contract envisages the payment by Juventus of 15 million euros in three years. Juventus and the player have signed a four-year contract of employment."

Manchester United will have to take their striker search elsewhere if they want to make an addition in the position before the transfer window closes, although Wesley Sneijder remains favourite to join the club after David Gill revealed the Red Devils would be looking for one more player addition.

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