Fabrizio Romano has claimed on Twitter that Mario Mandzukic will sign a contract with AC Milan in the next few hours. The well-known and well-respected journalist, who works for The Guardian and SkySport, has reported that the striker has turned down bids from clubs in Turkey and will sign a new deal with Milan until the end of the season.
Mario Mandzukic is [was…] a free agent – he has turned down bids from Turkish clubs weeks ago. He’ll be in Milano in the next few hours in order to sign his contract as new AC Milan player until the end of the season – medicals pending. Confirmed. 🤝 #ACMilan #transfers https://t.co/R4VmYVm4BC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 17, 2021
Mandzukic has been a free agent since the summer of 2020 when his contract with Al-Duhail was mutually terminated. The 34-year-old is a hugely experienced forward who has played for Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Juventus among other clubs. The Croatian won the league title thrice with Dinamo Zagreb, the Bundesliga twice and the Champions League once with Bayern, and Serie A on four occasions with Juventus.
Milan are at the top of the Serie A table at the moment with 40 points from 17 matches, three points clear of second-placed and city rivals Inter Milan.