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Chelsea transfer target’s omission fuels Blues rumours

mandzikciThere could be some brilliant news for Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern after Metro‘s latest claim was revealed.

The publication have claimed that Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandzukic has been left out of Pep Guardiola’s squad for today’s German cup final with Borussia Dortmund as links with the Blues grow.

Our punters move over to the bar and ask for another round of drinks but they also stop to engage with our landlord and have a quick chat about the potential deal with Bayern.

Chelsea and Jose Mourinho are desperate for another top forward to join their ranks – and would be willing to allow the Bavarians to take David Luiz and cash in order to land the star.

Rumours of a rift between the 27-year-old forward and manager Pep Guardiola are swarming around the German press, with a fair few people noting the similarities between that and the problems with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Guardiola was asked about the omission of Mandzukic and made it very clear that the player would have been fit – but he decided to leave him out anyway.

He claimed: “He would have been able to play. But it is my decision and that’s it.”

Do you think that Chelsea will push to land the forward or will Bayern keep hold of him? Let us know your thoughts below.

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