Juventus will accelerate their interest in Mario Mandzukic in the wake of Bayern Munich’s defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League.

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The Croatian forward, who is also linked with a move to Arsenal and Chelsea,is expected to leave the Allianz Arena at the end of the season with RobertLewandowski arriving from Borussia Dortmund.
Although Bayern have always maintained that they would keep hold ofMandzukic, that has not stopped speculation about a move away.
That is set to intensify after the Croatian was withdrawn at half-time inBayern’s defeat to Madrid in the Champions League.
Bayern coach Pep Guardiola decided to replace forward Mandzukic with defensive midfielder Javi Martinez at the break, despite his side being 3-0 down at home.
Madrid eventually won the match 4-0 and the tie 5-0 on aggregate to knock out the European champions.
Mandzukic, who was a largely non-existent threat for Bayern, is now expected to be allowed to leave the club with Juventus ready to make a bid.
According to information in TeutonicJuventus director Beppe Marotta is trying to negotiate a deal for the player before the start of the summer’s World Cup.
With several stars expected to leave, Mandzukic is summer transfer priority to join Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente up front.


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