Manchester United have cooled their interest in Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, sources have told ESPN FC.
United are backing away from a deal because of the Serie A side's asking price and the Croatian's wage demands.
Romelu Lukaku is on the verge of a £72 million move to Inter Milan and Mandzukic has been discussed as a possible replacement, but an agreement for the 33-year-old is looking increasingly unlikely, with sources having told ESPN FC that United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is comfortable if another forward does not arrive before the transfer deadline at 5 p.m. BST on Thursday.
Solskjaer has been particularly impressed with 17-year-old Mason Greenwood since he scored twice on the preseason tour of Australia, the Far East and Norway, and is prepared for the teenager to play a key role next season.
Meanwhile, sources have told ESPN FC that Everton are interested in signing United centre-back Marcos Rojo.
Everton would like to sign the Argentina defender on loan, but United would prefer to negotiate a £25m permanent move.
Newcastle are interested in a move for United defender Phil Jones, sources have told ESPN FC.