Fernando Torres’ arrival in Atletico Madrid should greatly strengthen the competition in Atletico’s attack.

However, according to the latest information from Spain, the Madrid club received a great offer from Manchester City for Mario Mandzukic. If we are to believe the Spanish radio station Copa, it is a whopping 42 million euros!

Man City is having difficulties with the attackers. Aguero is out, while Edin Dzeko and Jovetic are having injury problems as well, so the interest of the English champions for Mandzukic is not the one to wonder.

The Croat, Mario Mandžukić this summer signed for Atletico Madrid from Bayern Munich. In his time playing for the Bavaians giant he scored 33 goals in 54 matches. For Atletico Madrid so far Mandžukic scored 14 goals in 22 games in all competitions.

“Manuel Pellegrini wants to sign Mandzukic and he is ready to offer 25 million pounds”, screamed the cover of Daily Star on Christmas Eve with the prefix exclusive.

The English are reporting that the Chilean coach is determined to refresh attacking options because of injury problems – Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic. Man City turned to Mandzukic after Newcastle hung astronomical price of 35 million pounds for their striker Papiss Cisse.

An unnamed source from Manchester City for the Daily Star said: “The problem we have in the attack requires quick solution and Mario Mandžukic is our first goal. It will be difficult to sign him, but if anyone can do it, it’s Man City.”

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