With Romelu Lukaku departing for Inter Milan, Manchester United were expected to be on the hunt for a new striker on deadline day.

Mario Mandzukic was a name that cropped up as a potential target, with the striker out of favour at Juventus and seemingly available for a transfer.

Reports throughout this week have suggested that the Croatian was a target for the Red Devils, but Sky Italia have reported it is a move that will not be happening today.

They claim that United returned with an offer for Mandzukic and were trying to get a deal done before today’s 5pm deadline.

However, both clubs decided against working under such tight constraints, with there being ‘no desire’ to do so from either party.

That was seemingly backed up in England, with reports United had refused to pay the £14m asking price for the striker and thus pulled out of any potential deal.

That suggests that if there had been more time, the clubs could have negotiated over the price and perhaps done a deal, but with the deadline fast approaching, United decided it wasn’t worth their time.