Arsenal transfers: Mario Mandzukic not for sale, say Bayern
Arsenal transfers: Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists Mario Mandzukic is not for sale amid Gunners interest
Mario Mandzukic is not for sale despite reported Arsenal interest, according to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
The Croatia international has been touted as a potential Arsenal target in the January transfer window as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his attacking options at the north London side.
We have absolutely no intention of selling Mario
Bayern agreed a deal with Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski on Saturday and the Polish forward will join the Champions League holders when his contract expires this summer.
But Bayern chairman Rummenigge is adamant the Bavarian outfit won’t sell Mandzukic despite securing Lewandowski’s signature, hinting the club are prepared to offer the striker a new deal.
“We’re very happy with Mario,” Rummenigge said on his club’s website. “He made a major contribution to us winning so many titles last year. I just have to think back to the goal in London.
“He’s a fantastic player who has come on leaps and bounds with Bayern.
“His contract runs until 2016 and I told his advisor in Marrakech that we would be willing to talk about an extension. We have absolutely no intention of selling Mario.”
Mandzukic has scored 25 goals in 40 Bundesliga appearances since moving to Bayern from Wolfsburg in 2012.