Mirko Vucinic
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Manchester United are considering an approach for Juventus forward Mirko Vucinic, according to the Express. The 29-year-old enjoyed an good run in the Bianconieri's title-winning campaign last year, scoring 10 goals and registering six assists from only 24 Serie A starts.

However, the champions have reinforced their forward line this summer, with the signing of Carlos Tevez from Manchester City and Fernando Llorente from Athletic Bilbao. And it is believed Juventus coach Antonio Conte is likely to bench Vucinic and favour his new signings in central attacking roles.

Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport quotes Conte as saying it is "difficult to see a Juve with Vucinic, Tevez and Llorente on the field at the same time". The Montenegrin international is believed to have understood the comment to mean he will have to sacrifice his first team place to the new signings.

The Express believes a fee of £13m will be needed to sign the player, whose admirers include Zenit St Petersburg manager Luciano Spalletti and Juve's domestic rivals, AC Milan.

The player's agent, Alessandro Lucci, earlier confirmed interest from the Premier League champions.

"It is not up to me to say, but United is a club of world level, as well as Juventus. So it is normal that this kind of teams follow Mirko. Do we have problems with the arrival of some top players at Juve? Absolutely not, it would only be a good thing for him. He scores and creates assist for his team-mates," Lucci told Tutto Mercato Web in February.

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