Mandzukic might leave Bayern

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admits it 'will not be easy' for Mario Mandzukic to remain at the Allianz Arena.

Last Updated: 17/05/14 at 15:30 Post Comment

Mario Mandzukic: Could be heading towards the exits at Bayern Munich

Mario Mandzukic: Could be heading towards the exits at Bayern Munich

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Speculation regarding a summer exit for the Croatia international has been building steadily for some months now.

From the moment that it was announced that Robert Lewandowski will be joining Bayern this summer as a free agent - once his contract at Borussia Dortmund has expired - doubts have been cast over Mandzukic's role.

The rumours have intensified after it was revealed that Pep Guardiola had left the striker out of his squad for the German Cup final.

Disciplinary reasons have been cited for his absence, and they could force him a little closer to the exit door.

Were Mandzukic to be made available, there would be no shortage of takers for a man who has been a regular source of goals for Wolfsburg and Bayern in the Bundesliga and one who has netted 13 times in 48 appearances for his country.

"If Mario stays here, it won't be easy for him because a world-class player is coming to us," Rummenigge told FAZ.

"The question is whether he wants to face up to his competition or would prefer to go to another club.

"We are open and fair and we talk about everything, so nothing is decided."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Plymouth boss John Sheridan leaves after guiding side to play-offs

Plymouth Argyle have parted company with manager John Sheridan after he expressed his desire to move back to the north of England.

Sepp Blatter: Tiny minority to blame for FIFA crisis

Sepp Blatter has told FIFA's annual congress he had no way of monitoring "a tiny minority" of officials accused of corruption.

Sepp Blatter lies low as David Cameron joins opposition to FIFA president's re-election

Sepp Blatter held an emergency meeting in Zurich on Thursday morning as David Cameron joined those calling for his head.

Mail Box

What Is It That FIFA Actually Do?

That's the question raised timidly by someone sat at the back of the room, whilst others remind that UEFA aren't perfect either. Plus a few more gone on to better XIs...

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company