Tottenham and West Ham face stern competition for striker target as Chinese Super League side prepare £29.5M offer

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Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan are reportedly weighing up a move for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, according to Football Italia.

Mandzukic remains a key player in Massimiliano Allegri’s squad, despite Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain both offering competition at the spearhead of Juventus’ attack. It would likely take a huge offer to convince the Serie A giants to part with the Croatian.

Step forward Beijing Guoan. Football Italia report that they could tempt Juventus with a £29.5 million offer in an effort to secure Mandzukic’s services. They also note that the 30-year-old would be handed a considerable increase on his current £56,700-a-week wage.

Last month, talkSPORT cited Italian reports in linking both Tottenham and West Ham with a move for Mandzukic. There appears to be a dire need for reinforcements up front for both sides. Vincent Janssen is falling short in his efforts to offer quality in reserve for Harry Kane, and Slaven Bilic is yet to find a consistent striker to fill the void at the spearhead of his attack.

It is unlikely that either side will be able to compete financially with Beijing Guoan, or any Chinese Super League club, however.

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