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Mandzukic Wants to Leave Bayern

I`d hazard a guess, this summer, Chelsea will be bringing more than just the one new striker into the squad.

I`m fairly confident that we`ll see Eto`o and Ba depart on a permanent basis whilst Lukaku may be sent off on loan (again) whilst we wait and see if he can really cut the mustard at the top level.

Already we`re being heavily linked with a move for the Atletico Madrid striker, Diego Costa, in a move that many view as having been a done deal for a few weeks.

However, the recent admission from Mario Mandzukic that he wants to leave Bayern Munich could see Chelsea involved in a tussle, with Arsenal, to bring the Croatian striker to the Premier League.

Discussing his desire to leave Bavaria, Madzukic has openly admitted,

"I think it is fine that I was frank with the club."

"I do not correspond with the style of game that Guardiola wants to play."


I guess you can`t argue about his honesty although with two years left on his current contract he`ll not come cheap!




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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 10 2014

Time: 7:15AM

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All energy. No technique.
foreign_viewer
Lukaku should stay, we paid lot of money and he done nothing for us he should stay & enjoy his football with chelsea next season.. I would prefer a.sanchez than having mandzukic in our team
Sathish Lakshmanan
Sanchez any time. He's more versatile coz he can play on both wings or centrally, good technique, relatively young etc. Mario Mandzukic is a no.
BOTUM
correct lukaku & costa(expected) are tall & strong.. we need sanchez for his technical ability at the front..
Sathish Lakshmanan
So he'd be willing to swap Bayern's bench for ours?
BlueBlaze
If Lukaku leaves on Loan to At.Madrid, Get Manduzic....Costa, Manduzic, Torres will be enough....Next year, Loan torres to At.Madrid & get Lukaku back.
Blu_run
No point in signing madzukic and loaning out lukaku, in a few years lukaku is going to be better than madzukic and beside would he swap bayern bench for ours because costa is going to be the first choice striker
Tosco
Flop'ando Torres should leave Chelsea this summer PLEASE, even if he wins the World Cup again with Spain, as highest scorer! Chelsea need strikers who score 15-25 league goals per season, not some erratic 'goal-getter' who scores 1 goal per World Cup or 4 league goals per season and plays like a wannabe headless midfielder! Costa, Lukaku and Mandzukic would be the perfect striker corps of this club as they all seem to know their way to the back of the net in my opinion, of course. Sell Ba and trade Torres for a combined 15m-20m which pays for Mandzukic! For Pete's sake it is dumb to send Lukaku to Atletico(of all people) again! This is where the Irish say "Simples".
McQuinnChels
though for anything more than 20m I'll rather Assanal have him(knowing that they are too dumb to know that Mandzukic is too similar to Giroud), whilst [Alexis?] Sanchez(sadly Barca won't sell, people!), the Firmino(attacker/striker) kid or Wilfred Bony(Mourinho doesn't seem to rate him) would also be ideal targets too. Costa, Lukaku, Firmino/Mandzukic/Sanchez/Bony for me all day!
McQuinnChels
with costa in d team,lukaku stayin or not so far we stil av a torres who is immovable der is no need 4 mandzukic,he is similar 2 costa n lukaku. Costa is beta dan him n lukaku wil b beta in few years time too
smog
He will be a good addition. Here are some highlights for the cynics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTu11CDYU0Q .................
syed230183_chelseafc
Firmino... what became of him??!?!?!?!?!?
Dwonder
Anyways, Jose i am sure knows what he wants.
BOTUM
3 strikers can't function in a team whose lineup is to field one striker.
KAKUfrank
Says who?
McQuinnChels
leave that to jose and the third striker to decide @kaku
kolagold25
loaning lukaku and buying mandzukic makes no iota of sense to me. Neither will i suggest a strikeforce of costa-lukaku-mario. i would rather have the third striker as one with more grace and finesse on the ball who can play in tight spaces. I wouldn't mind the firmino lad
kolagold25
Kakufrank please tell them
Hazard11
Kaku on this matter i vehemently disagree with you. It will be career suicide for Jose to go into the new season with only 2 strikers (call them goal scoring forwards or goal scorers if you prefer) in our 25 man squad. It will be just as dangerous if he has a squad of 3 strikers and one of those is El Nino because anything he will bring from a strikers dept will be a bonus. Let us just cast a mind back as to who won the BPL and who was second ..what do they have in common again? The only team among the elite in Europe who achieved anything of note playing with one striker consistently in their starting line up was Bayern Munich and that was because of having goals pouring in from the likes of the Roberry connection, Goetze and Muller. Whatever purists say Real essentially played with 2-3 strikers at a time (Ronaldo and Bale are goal scorers of the highest order..to call them wingers is just to fool oneself). Atletico often played a 4-4-2 with Costa and Villa on the pitch simoultaneously when fit, we all know how PSG lined up with Cavani and Ibra + Lavezzi etc etc and Juve had 5 strikers that rotated with at least two always on the pitch (mostly Carlitoz Tevez and LLorente) I sincerely hope Jose has learnt his lesson after last season.
GabeU
Nah kolagold you lie or don't know mate. Costa can and has been working in tight spaces for aeons now. You don't score 20 goals in Spanish football, be it La Liga or the lower divisions if you can't "work in tight spaces"!!! He's Brazilian after all, and was working in tight spaces all along as decoy for a certain Radamel Falcao as they both terrorized defenses in Spain a couple of years back. Maybe you weren't watching him then, when he hadn't acquired a bandwagon?!
McQuinnChels
Well said Gabe. Plus you forgot to TELL KAKU that ORN aka Fergie, the greatest of all Brit greats and most successful in the history of English football, had the knack of keeping FOUR STRIKERS [and goddammed merciless assassins] at any given epoch of his trophy-laden reign.
McQuinnChels
And I wonder how KAKU didn't notice JM developed the habit of throwing 2 or all 3 'strikers' into the fray last term when we were chasing a match. ^^^Who talked PlayStation yesterday?
McQuinnChels
maybe i wasn't mcquinn
kolagold25
Alright then kola
McQuinnChels
Sell Lukaku ASAP
StamfordDLion
After the world cup. Let him have his wish of walking into a Top Team as the Numero Uno Striker without competing with other strikers.
StamfordDLion
I trust Jose to get someone with a better Attitude and Attributes that will fit Jose's system.
StamfordDLion
LOL...
McQuinnChels
 

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