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Bayern Munich looking to extend Mario Mandzukic

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Elber expects Mandzukic to stay at Bayern Munich
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Elber expects Mandzukic to stay at Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the club wants to extend Mario Mandzukic's contract at the Allianz Arena.

With Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski set to join the German champions at the end of the season, reports had linked the Croatia international with a move away from Bayern.

Arsenal had been cited as one of Mandzukic's potential destinations, but Rummenigge has insisted negotiations over an extension to his deal that expires in 2016 will take place.

"We will keep Mandzukic and will try to extend his contract," he told Bild. "I don't have the feeling that he'd be averse to that."

Teammate Arjen Robben will see his contract expire next year, although Rummenigge is also confident in extending the Netherlands international's stay in Bavaria.

"I'm always in contact with him and his father and soon we will meet in order to be more specific," he said. "We are very happy, and he feels comfortable. I have a good feeling."

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