Croatia coach Niko Kovac has banned the agent of Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic from the team's hotel. Ivan Cvjetkovic is handling offers for the Croatia international, with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United all keen.

But Kovac snapped: "It shouldn't matter that agents cannot visit the hotel of the players.

"They can do their business over the phone. I've been clear about that."

Kovac hopes Mandzukic can settle his future before the World Cup.

"Of course I would prefer that, but I have no influence. But it's nice that we have such global players at our disposal. He can play anywhere in Europe, and I'm not worried about Mario."

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