Arsenal target not for sale

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has ruled out the chance of selling striker Mario Mandzukic either now or in the summer, as reported by ITV Sport.

Arsenal have shown an interest in Mandzukic over the past few days but it appears the German and European champions are in no mood to negotiate.

Munich confirmed the signing of Robert Lewandowski yesterday and now boast a lethal looking strikeforce, which Arsenal hoped they could scupper.

The Gunners have been told to look elsewhere though after Rummenigge didn’t just rule out the sale of Mandzukic, but also claimed the club are set to offer the forward a new deal in Munich.

“We’re very happy with Mario,” Rummenigge said on his club’s website.

“He made a major contribution to us winning so many titles last year. I just have to think back to the goal in London.

“He’s a fantastic player who has come on leaps and bounds with Bayern.

“His contract runs until 2016 and I told his advisor in Marrakech that we would be willing to talk about an extension. We have absolutely no intention of selling Mario.”

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