Croatian international expected to leave Allianz this summer.
AS Roma have reportedly joined Serie A rivals Juventus in the race to sign Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic this summer.
The 27-year-old is expected to leave the Bundesliga this summer as the reigning World and European club champions will welcome Robert Lewandowski to the squad from rivals Dortmund.
It is understood that Mandzukic isn’t keen on seeing his playing time drastically reduced, and will instead switch his attention to looking for an appealing move elsewhere.
Juve have long been linked with an interest in the Croatian international, although it is reported that the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Wolfsburg are all monitoring his situation, as reported by Football Italia.
However, according to the latest reports in Croatia, Roma have also emerged as a possible destination as the capital club search for reinforcements up front with their expected return to Europe.
The Giallorossi are currently pushing Juventus at the top of the Serie A table and will likely feature in the Champions League next season, and Mandzukic seemingly fits the bill in terms of strengthening their squad for a European campaign.
The Bayern star has scored 12 goals in 19 league games this season, and two in five in the Champions League as he continues to impress since his €13m move from Wolfsburg in 2012.
However, it appears as though Lewandowski will become the focal point of the Bayern attack, while the likes of Mario Gotze and Thomas Muller will be preferred to support the Polish international.
It is unclear at this early stage as to which move Mandzukic would prefer, but Roma are undoubtedly an attractive proposition as they continue to rebuild under French tactician Rudi Garcia.