Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer has warned off any clubs thinking of making an approach for Mario Mandzukic.
The Croatia international has been linked with a switch away from the Allianz Arena in the summer, with Robert Lewandowski signing from Borussia Dortmund.
However, the board member at the German champions has insisted that the goalscorer will not be leaving Bavaria.
“Nobody even has to bother making an approach for Mandzukic,” Sammer 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 a game.
“They always try to provoke him because he really hurts his opponents with his work-rate.”
Juventus and Arsenal are said to be interested in signing Mandzukic.