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Mandzukic Heading For London Switch?

Mario Mandzukic is being tipped to move to London after being told by Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer that he’s surplus to requirements at the club.

With the January transfer window in full flow clubs are working hard to try and strengthen their squad for the second half of the season, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, could Mario Mandzukic be heading to London this month?

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Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have been placed on red alert after Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer hinted that Mario Mandzukic can leave the club, according to the Metro.

The Croatian international hitman has dropped down the pecking order at the Allianz Arena this season with Pep Guardiola often going with either Mario Gotze or Thomas Muller in a ‘false 9’ role up front, and Mandzukic is going to find first team football even harder to come by next season once Robert Lewandowski completes his free transfer move from Borussia Dortmund.

The 27-year-old was left out of the squad entirely for last nights 2-0 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach and after the game, president Franz Beckenbauer claimed that the striker can ‘pack his bags’ as he doesn’t fit into Guardiola’s system.

‘Mandzukic could pack his bags,’

‘I don’t think Mandzukic suits Pep Guardiola’s style.

‘Also – even without him, Guardiola could still count on Thomas Muller and Mario Gotze in attack.’ Beckenbauer is quoted as saying by the Metro.

This news is sure to alert several clubs throughout Europe and in particular a host of clubs here in the Premier League with the Metro suggesting that London-based trio Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have all shown an interest in the player in recent weeks.

Mandzukic was considered a vital part of Bayern’s team last season and scored 22 goals in 40 games to help the club to a sensational treble, but his fortunes have changed under Guardiola this campaign. He’s still got 13 goals to his name but with Beckenbauer all-but confirming he’s now surplus to requirements, a scramble for his signature could now ensue and I’d expect there will be a number of interested parties picking up the phone.

Arsenal are expected to add to their strike-force this month and a player of Mandzukic’s quality could be the difference between them clinching the title this season or falling away during the second half of the season, and he would certainly offer some stiff competition to Olivier Giroud up front.

Chelsea will soon be armed with the proceeds of Juan Mata’s sale and none of Jose Mourinho’s current crop of strikers have convinced so far this season, while Spurs could also be on the hunt for new blood with Tim Sherwood looking to put his own stamp on the squad left to him by Andre Villas-Boas.

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Would you like Mundzukic to come to your club? Share your views below.



  1. gen lew

    January 25, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Chelsea have not to quit in d transfer, because the team still need to buy jackson martinez or madzukic

  2. madiyera freid

    January 25, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    mourinho need to realise on what he is saying , that his quit on transfer, what he have to do, his to buy a striker likes jackson martine or madzukic , before the transfer close or else he will regret his decision , at close to the summer
    take it or leave

  3. muhamiky

    January 25, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    i will be so glad to see mandzuki at chelsea

  4. Mike

    January 25, 2014 at 5:03 pm


  5. G4l

    January 25, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Would definitely welcome Mario at the emarites good push to clinch the title………..maybe !!!!!

  6. Shinehead

    January 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    How about Chelsea recall some of the 23 players they have on loan or are they about to build a substitutes stand holding circa 250 ,Chelsea sure do need more players,bloody joke .

  7. Umehkedon k.c

    January 25, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Mourinho should buy a striker like lewandoski dis january pls…

  8. rico

    January 25, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Chelsea joke club like city

  9. godfrey

    January 25, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    mandzuki will be a good buyer for chelsea

  10. nduapeter kenya

    January 25, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    wenger should sign agood striker before widows closed.

  11. casmir chinedu

    January 25, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Let’s go for mandzuki we need him and he wiƙ help us pls

  12. ColinSC

    January 25, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    If Chelsea sign him, you have to wonder who they will loan him to?

  13. adebisi alabi i

    January 26, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Mr wenger allow betner to lazio and replace him with mario mandzuki


    January 26, 2014 at 7:03 am

    adding mandzukic to our striking force woul’d lead us to title glory

  15. kenfitting

    January 26, 2014 at 8:45 am

    i can`t wait for that super star at emirates

  16. ajibola

    January 26, 2014 at 8:55 am

    pls we need a sharp strike arsene

  17. ajibola

    January 26, 2014 at 8:55 am

    pls we need a sharp striker arsene

  18. Oge jenny

    January 26, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Draxler& madzukic will add quality to Arsenal,a player like madzukic’s quality could be the difference b/w Arsenal clinching the tittle this season,wenger should go & get both of them

  19. nduapeter kenya

    January 26, 2014 at 10:18 am

    few days to go wenger will regret.

  20. Benjamin Teko

    January 26, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Arsene wenger, pls sign draxler and mandzukic to make the diference this summer. Chelsea signed, man u of course and man city stroooong as ever,pls make us too happy.gunners 4 life

  21. Dzu

    January 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Bring Madzu to arsenal,n it will b “gun em all down”

  22. Godwin Agbuza

    January 26, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Getting draxler and mandzukic will surely give us the title and may be treble.but the question ,is wenger willing to spend that much.I surely hope he does.

  23. jimmy

    January 27, 2014 at 10:43 am

    pls make a sign chelsea are getting stronger likewise man u jst sign mata and rooney and rvp are back,dey wil be strong to face wit dat flop giroud

  24. N Osama

    January 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Arsene knows, he usually shops when night falls.

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