Mario Mandzukic has not been included in Juventus’ squad for Saturday’s Serie A clash with Fiorentina as speculation continues over his future.
Mandzukic has not played for Juve this term having reportedly been deemed surplus to requirements by Maurizio Sarri, who also left the forward out of his Champions League squad.
Reports emerged this week linking the Croatian with a move to Qatari side Al-Gharafa, while offers from other leagues – including MLS – are also rumoured to be on the table.
The 33-year-old, who is said to be fully fit, looks to have taken a step closer to leaving Juve, with Sarri leaving him out of the squad to face Fiorentina.
Sarri has previously expressed concern about the size of his bloated squad and insisted at Friday’s news conference that he made the “necessary” decision in leaving out both Mandzukic and Emre Can from his European squad.