Bayern Munich chief Franz Beckenbauer confirms Juventus target Mario Mandzukic “can be sold.”
The Bianconeri have long been interested in the Croatian centre-forward to strengthen their front line.
This evening rumours of a January move are growing, as Mandzukic was only left in the stands for Bayern’s game with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Sky Sport Italia claim it was down to his ‘bad attitude’ in training over the last few days and President Beckenbauer fuelled reports of an imminent exit.
“We have many players with which to rotate the squad,” he told 11freunde.dr.
“Can Mandzukic be sold after Robert Lewandowski signed for Bayern? In truth, yes. Lewandowski’s style is more suited to Pep Guardiola’s style of football, while we also have Thomas Muller and Mario Götze.”
Lewandowski won’t actually join Bayern Munich until the summer, as he’ll continue on at Borussia Dortmund for six more months.
Nonetheless, knowing his future is already sealed could prompt Mandzukic to ask for an earlier move.
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