Manchester United is looking to shore up their defense after a disappointing 2014-15 season, but they are also hoping to secure depth at every other position.
They are reportedly close to reaching a £25m transfer deal for Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic, who was also the subject of Tottenham and Liverpool transfer rumors.
The 29-year-old Croatian striker would instantly add a scoring threat to the Red Devils, as he scored 12 goals in La Liga matches while totaling 25 throughout the 2014-15 season.
Man United received underwhelming performances from Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney, who are primary scoring threats for the Red Devils.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is keen on boosting the Red Devils’ scoring attack due to the decline and aging of his main forwards.
The Red Devils finished this season in fourth place, but they are sure to challenge Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal for a Premier League title if Mandzukic can continue to be an offensive force.