Manchester United are considering a January swoop for Edin Dzeko amid concerns over Croatia international Mario Mandzukic’s inactivity.

Metro.co.uk revealed earlier this month that Red Devils had already agreed to terms with an unnamed target and were optimistic of making at least one signing during the January transfer market.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been delighted with the progress of young attackers Daniel James and Mason Greenwood, as well as the contributions made by Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, both of whom have returned to form and fitness in the latest weeks.

The Norwegian, however, remains interested in adding experience to his forward line when the transfer market reopens and ESPN claims former Manchester City striker Edin is now the club’s preferred option.

Ole convinced Ed Woodward of the need to err from the board’s strategy of focusing on young up and coming talent and the Red Devils were close to signing Mandzukic in the summer before the deal collapsed.

United have maintained an interest in the Croatian star. He is said to have halved his salary demands.

But considering he is yet to make a single appearance for the Old lady this season under Maurizio Sarri, Ole is considering alternative options.

The 33-year-old who won two Premier League titles during his time with City and netted 50 goals, is viewed, according to ESPN, as an ideal option given Edin’s track record and experience in England.

The Bosnia international has scored six goals in 15 matches for Roma this season and has started the club’s last six games in all competitions.