Mario Mandzukic set to leave Bayern Munich this summer

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Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola is reported to have wished striker Mario Mandzukic 'good luck at your new club' amidst continued reports suggesting that he's bound for either Chelsea or Arsenal.

The striker has been omitted from Bayern Munich's squad for their German Cup final against Borussia Dortmund this weekend, which has prompted yet more speculation about his future.

"I wish you good luck with your new club," he is quoted as saying by Bild to the former Wolfsburg ace.

Both Chelsea and Arsenal have been heavily linked with the Croatian, who is bound for the World Cup in Brazil next month. Mandzukic finished the season as the German league's second highest scorer - behind only Robert Lewandowski, who is on his way to the Allianz Arena as his replacement.

Chelsea in particular appear keen on the striker, with a swap deal involving defender David Luiz mooted in the press this week.

Arsenal are certainly in need of a new striker having spent this season largely relying on Olivier Giroud to lead the line. The Gunners' lack of fire power eventually told as they faded away from the title race.

Bayern are looking to end their season on a high after the relative disappointment of the past few weeks where their league form slumped after they wrapped up the title and they were knocked out of the Champions League. 

When talking about Madzukic's omission from his squad, Guardiola said: "He was injured, but on the other hand he actually was able to play.

"But I decided to take 18 players with me. And Mandzukic is not in the squad."

Along with Chelsea and Arsenal, Manchester United have also been linked with the forward.


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