Mario Mandzukic set to leave Bayern Munich; ...Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United on alert

Mario Mandzukic has put Premier League clubs on alert by announcing his intention to leave Bayern Munich this summer.

Mandzukic’s contract with the Bundesliga champions is due to run until 2016 but the imminent arrival of Robert Lewandowsku from Borussia Dortmund had cast doubt over his future at the Allianz Arena.

Having vowed to fight for his place, the 28-year-old was then offered a contract extension, but he has decided to leave Bayern, admitting Pep Guardiola’s style of play does not suit him.
“At Bayern it was fantastic. It’s a fantastic club. Indeed, until recently I didn’t even think about leaving, and especially that it would happen now,” he told Sportske novosti.

“Let’s be honest, the style Guardiola wants at Bayern doesn’t suit me.

“In the first leg against Real in Madrid [in the Champions League semi-final], I definitely understood, no matter how much I try, I can’t get the best out of myself with this style.

“When it’s like that, I don’t feel good and it’s best for everyone that we part.

“Thanks to the club who offered a contract extension, thanks to Guardiola, who is a great coach, and I wish everyone all the best for the future.

“Bayern and their fans will always be the most beautiful and most emotional story of my career. The time has come for new challenges.”