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Mandzukic confirms Bayern talks

June 26, 2012
By ESPN staff

Wolfsburg striker Mario Mandzukic has confirmed he is in talks over a move to Bayern Munich.

Mario Mandzukic
PA PhotosMario Mandzukic enjoyed an impressive Euro 2012 with Croatia

Mandzukic, 26, has been linked with several elite sides after scoring three times for Croatia at Euro 2012, and Wolfsburg manager Felix Magath recently confirmed there was widespread interest.

"At this point in time it is a fact that there are some clubs interested in signing Mario Mandzukic," Magath told Deutsche Presseagentur. "Right now it is an open race. I am not preventing players from moving on. If there is definite interest, I have no problem with that, but I do not want to get rid of him."

Reports have since emerged suggesting Bayern were closing in on a deal and the striker has now confirmed the rumours.

"The truth is that I am negotiating with Bayern," he was quoted as telling Bild. "It's a great club and of course I'd like to play there - who wouldn't? For the time being I'm holiday, so it's down to my representative to sort things out."

Mandzukic, who signed for Wolfsburg from Dinamo Zagreb in 2010, is under contract until 2014 and is expected to cost around €10 million.