Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has stated that Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic will be at Serie A champions Juventus next season amid speculation linking the forward with Manchester United.
Mandzukic, 32, has scored 34 goals in 127 games for Juve since joining the club back in 2015 but there are growing rumours that the 2013 Champions League winner with Bayern Munich will move on in the summer transfer window.
United manager Jose Mourinho is understood to be weighing up a bid for Mandzukic, with Juve reportedly offering the Croatian to the Red Devils ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.
But according to metro.co.uk, Marotta insists that Mandzukic should still be playing his football in Turin next season.
“The principle for Juventus is always that if a player asks to leave then, of course, we’ll try to satisfy him at the point when motivation has dropped or there are other consideration,” Marotta said.
“At the moment no-one is in that position, so I have to say that Mario Mandzukic will be a Juventus player next year too.”
Mandzukic is in Croatia’s final 23-man squad that will participate at this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.
He is expected the lead the line when Croatia face the Super Eagles in their Group D opener on June 16.