360 Reactions: Mandzukic rumour

Reaction time. The latest rumour comes up that Mandzukic, who was set to move to Arsenal this summer, might move to Chelsea, if they can come up with a good price tag.

Mario Mandzukic is primed for a summer move to Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea will have to dig deep after it emerged he will cost them around £20million.

The Bayern Munich striker’s Croatian agent visited London recently, and despite links with Arsenal, Sportsmail understands it was representatives of Chelsea who met him for transfer talks.

There have been suggestions the 27-year old is surplus to requirements at the Allianz Arena and will be made available at a knockdown price this summer.

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But Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge made it clear there will be no cut-price deal, after Mandzukic underlined his finishing prowess by topping the Bundesliga scoring charts with 16 goals, despite limited opportunities in the starting line-up.

‘We want him to stay, and I remain fairly confident he will,’ said Rummenigge.

‘But I know that many clubs throughout Europe want him, and that is not surprising. You only have to look at his scoring record to see his quality, so we will see what happens.’

After arriving from Wolfsburg nearly two years ago on a relatively modest salary, Mandzukic is among the lowest earners at Bayern, on around £80,000 a week, and is eager to boost his pay and secure more regular first-team football.

His prospects of achieving either at Bayern appears slim, with club bosses determined not to jeopardise their wage structure and Robert Lewandowski’s imminent arrival from Borussia Dortmund pushing him further down the pecking order.

Jose has said that Torres has a future at the club.
Jose has said that Torres has a future at the club.

 

With Jose Mourinho planning a clear-out of his current strike force at the end of the season, and earmarking Mandzukic and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa as prime candidates to replace them, he is ready to jump at the chance of a fresh start at Stamford Bridge.

Lewandowski’s signing is seen as the last straw for the free-scoring frontrunner, who was already despairing at manager Pep Guardiola’s preference for playing without an out-and-out front man and is now set to cut his ties.

Bayern will not let him go on the cheap, though, and have made it clear that 20million euros will be a starting point for negotiations.

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10 Comments
  1. Fik says

    Torres’s future is like Mata as Mour said Mata has Chelsea future. This word to me is his future is almost ended. It is better to buy both Manzu & Costa and play with 2FW! £20+£32m= £52m rather than buying Cava by £55m.

    1. Anonymous says

      U speak my mind and I totally agree with u.Thumbs up.

  2. Zyte says

    Buy both costa & mandzukic,den bring back lukaku.how wil dis 433 look
    cech
    iva/cahil/jt/azpi
    will/matic/oscar
    hazard/costa/lukaku.
    Sub:rami,mandzukic,salah,luiz,schurl,courtious.dis team wil tear apart teams dat pack the bus against cfc.thats my cfc fantasy team.hop it wil be reality.

  3. Dragunar says

    Simple and simply forget that it is possible to bring Edinson Cavani in Chelsea, our only options are Diego Costa and Mario Mandzukic. With any of them the club and the fans will not regret it for sure and without a doubt, because it is a complete and formed attackers scorers exceptional class They are Simple scoring terminators !

  4. Victor atiye, Nigeria says

    Chelsea suld retain eto n sign Costa wit a gud No 10 who can b a gud playmaker 2 drive d team 4ward.oscar is nt gud at all.

  5. Onyeka Emokam says

    Costa is the real striker nd the only striker we need for next season nd also tell Jose to pls bring back Lukaku nd let Eto’o stay bcos of his experience

  6. Martin, Norway. says

    Costa for me a real quality and suit our style of play.

  7. Fik says

    Blue has also to buy best creative & more physically fit to EPL #10 players behind z striker that create best chances to z team! Blue also lack such player in z squad.

  8. OLUWAFEMI says

    Let bring coaster joor

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