Rummenigge: Arsenal target Mandzukic could extend Bayern contract

The Croatian striker is being linked with an Allianz Arena exit when Robert Lewandowski arrives, but this may not be the case.

Mario Mandzukic played his part in Bayern Munich’s 2-0 win over Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The irony is that the Croatian striker has been linked with an exit from the Bavarian giants this summer, with the Emirates Stadium one of his potential destinations.

With the summer signing of Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund, Mandzukic is being tipped as being a player that will struggle for game time, and as such look to leave.

However, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has stated that he believes the former Woflsburg targetman could stay with Pep Guardiola’s men next term – and maybe even renew his contract.

“I have confidence he will stay,” the Bayern CEO told Munchner Murkur.

“Mandzukic has a contract until 2016, but I have told him he could extend it here.”

Arsenal’s need for a big-name striker was evident in their defeat to Bayern, as inexperienced youngster Yaya Sanogo led the line for the north Londoners.

Mandzukic has been one of a number of names to be mentioned as a target, but there is no guarantee that the eastern European will be available in the summer.

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