Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic has confirmed he wishes to leave the club this summer and has informed the chairman of his decision.

The Daily Mail writes that Mandzukic and Bayern supremo Karl-Heinz Rummenigge have held talks regarding the player's future, and it appears the big Croatian forward will exit the Bundesliga champions, triggering rumours of a move to the Premier League.

He is quoted as saying: "I met with (Bayern chairman) Karl Heinz Rummenigge before the cup final and told him I wanted to leave the club. I've had a fantastic time at Bayern. It's a great club and I never thought I'd want to leave, and especially not at this point in time.

"But, let's be honest, I cannot play to my strengths under Guardiola's style - no matter how hard I try. I realised that after the 1-0 defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg and, that being the case, it's best for all parties that we go our separate ways."

Where could he end up?

Mandzukic has been linked with Chelsea and Arsenal and the confirmation of his departure could start a bidding war between the two clubs. Reports suggest that Mourinho's ideal partner for Diego Costa would be the big Croatian.

The player hit an excellent 18 goals in 30 appearances for the champions, per Squawka, and only missed four league matches during the campaign.

He is tall and powerful and could be perfect for the premier league Arsenal need another striker we have heard this call from the fans for at least three seasons now will they decide to break the bank like they did for Ozil and bring in Mandzukic?

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