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Manchester United, Arsenal consider star striker signing

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Manchester United and Arsenal are both considering a shock move to lure Bayern Munich striker Mario Manduzkic away from the Allianz Arena this summer, according to the Express.

Manduzkic has been a consistent starter for Bayern this season but faces his position as leading striker being put under considerable threat next term, after Bayern confirmed the summer signing of Robert Lewandowski from arch rivals Borussia Dortmund last week.

The 27-year-old has netted 12 times in all competitions for the reigning Champions League holders but that has not been enough to stop Bayern boss Pep Guardiola looking to strengthen his attacking options, with Lewandowski joining former Dortmund team-mate Mario Gotze in making the controversial switch to Bavaria.

Lewandowski's imminent arrival is thought to have put both Arsenal and United on red alert as they look to land a striker with imposing physical presence and quality to match, despite Bayern's insistence that the Croatian international is staying put.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is believed to be particularly keen on the target man, a player who could provide direct competition for Olivier Giroud with similar attributes that allow him to provide a focal point for Bayern's star-studded midfield.

United are also believed to be monitoring his situation closely, while Serie A giants Juventus have been linked with a move in the past and are believed to be considering tabling a summer bid worth £20m.

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