According to The Metro, Arsenal are planning a £15million bid for Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic.

The Croatia international has played a significant role in the Bavarians’ back-to-back Bundesliga titles and their Champions League title last season, amassing 48 goals in 88 appearances for FCB.

But having fallen out with Pep Guardiola, perhaps inevitably considering Bayern have already wrapped up a deal for Robert Lewandowski – a striker nearly three years the 27 year-old’s junior – Mandzukic has made no secret of his plans to leave the Allianz Arena this summer.

Arsenal could certainly do with his added firepower, and the 6 foot 2 Croatian’s deep-lying forward style would also fit the Gunners’ lone striking role perfectly.

But as the North Londoners look to press on from claiming their first trophy in nine years last season, it’s unlikely Mandzukic will be Arsene Wenger’s final purchase of the summer.

With that in mind, here’s a list of SIX targets who could follow Mandzukic to the Emirates this summer, some inspired by his arrival, others more coincidental.


Mario Mandzukic (Croatia):