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Mandzukic Wants To Leave Bayern

Bayern Munich striker, Mario Mandzukic, has confirmed that he wants to leave the club this summer.

Despite scoring 26 goals in 48 games this season, Mandzukic believes he doesn’t suit Pep Guaridola’s style of football.

The Croatia striker has revealed that he informed the Bayern bosses he wants to leave the club, which will alert several top clubs in England and Italy.

"A lot has been written and said about my future, especially before the German cup final in Berlin and I can tell you that before this - I think on May 8 - along with my agent Ivan Cvjetkovic, we had a decent conversation and exchange of views with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Bayern chief executive)," he told Jutarnji List.

"I said to him that I had decided to change and that it was fair to inform him and the club's leadership.

"I think it is fine that I was frank with the club. Bayern is a fantastic club, and indeed it was not until recently that I thought about going - I never thought it would happen like this, but let's be honest - I do not correspond with the style of game that Guardiola wants to play.

"After the first game with Real Madrid (in the Champions League semi-finals) I definitely realised that no matter what happened I could not be at my best.

"Because of this, I think it is best that we part company.

"I thank the club for offering me a contract extension, and I thank Guardiola who is a great coach and I wish everyone at the club well in future, their fans have always been beautiful with me - but now it's time for a new challenge."

Mandzukic insisted that a decision on where he will go has not been made and he will not look at it until after the World Cup finals.

"When there is concrete news, everyone will be told but I am now concentrating on the World Cup," he added.

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