The two Bundesliga stars are set to be the first casualties of the Pep Guardiola era.
Source: DAILY MAIL
In a shock development, new Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has made transfer listing Arjen Robben and Mario Gomez one of the first decisions at his new club.
Robben was on the score-sheet during Bayern’s 4-0 demolition of Barcelona on Tuesday, but now it looks like the 29-year-old is being shown the door at the Allianz Arena.
The Dutch winger joined the German champions in 2009 following spells at both Real Madrid and Chelsea, but Guardiola clearly sees Robben as being surplus to requirement – which could alert a number of Premier League sides.
Gomez meanwhile would quite possibly spark interest at Stamford Bridge, with the club aiming to strengthen their attack this summer and the physically strong German fitting the bill.
If as expected Jose Mourninho returns to West London this year then it would make it even more likely that Chelsea would be the 27-year-old’s destination.
Mourinho has been a long time admirer of the Bayern forward and he would bolster an attacking squad that is also looking to acquire Radamel Falcao.
Therefore room will need to be made in the Bayern squad and the ex-Barcelona man clearly feels that Robben and Gomez are the players to leave.
The Dutchman has started just 21 games for his club in the 2012/13 season whilst Gomez has fared even worse, only starting 11 matches – although the striker has managed to score 16 goals in all competitions.