Bayern Munich sporting director, Matthias Sammer, has issued a hands-off warning to all clubs that are interested in signing Mario Mandzukic in the summer.
The Croatia striker has been heavily linked with a move away from the treble winners following the imminent arrival of Borussia Dortmund forward, Robert Lewandowski.
Many big clubs, including Arsenal and Juventus, are keen to sign Mandzukic but Sammer has tried to calm down any rumours of Mandzukic leaving, saying the 27-year-old remains ‘incredibly important' to Pep Guardiola’s side.
"Nobody even has to bother making an approach for Mandzukic," he told Sky90.
"He is incredibly important to Bayern. I always affectionately say that he plays like an animal
"It is simply amazing how much work he does for the team and how much running he does during the game.
Lewandowski and Mandzukic have both scored 17 Bundesliga goals this season, but the latter is expected to drop into second position behind Lewandowski when the Polish striker arrives on a free transfer in the summer.
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