Bayern Munich determined to keep Croatia striker Mandzukic
MAR 25, 2014 8:36a ET
Bayern Munich are confident they can keep in-demand frontman Mario Mandzukic at the Allianz Arena.
It has been suggested that Mandzukic may be open to a move due to the fierce competition for places at the Bundesliga champions, with Robert Lewandowski's imminent arrival as a free agent set to bolster their ranks further.
The 27-year-old strikeris, however, an important part of their plans heading forward and is tied to a contract which is due to run until 2016.
Bayern insist they have no intention of offloading Mandzukic, with chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hoping this season's top marksman can be persuaded to snub interest from afar and pen fresh terms further down the line.
He told Welt am Sonntag: "Mario Mandzukic is under contract with our club.
"I am definitely aware that many clubs have started to show an interest in Mario's services, but I believe he will be with our club way beyond the end of this season."