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Old Trafford target may be sold after all.
Manchester United offered encouragement in Robert Lewandowski interest
Borussia Dortmund have offered encouragement to admirers of Robert Lewandowski by hinting they could be prepared to listen to offers for the star striker.
The Poland international, who has scored nine goals in 15 Bundesliga game this season, has long been linked with Manchester United as well as a host of Europe’s heavyweight clubs.
And there is a suggestion Lewandowski wants to move after showing no great rush to sign an extension to the remaining one-and-a-half years on his current Dortmund contract.
Club executive Hans-Joachim Watzke told Bild: “As often as I am talking to Robert, I do not have the impression he wants to leave us.
“We will have to make decisions in this case at the end of the season. We may decide on economical factors.
“Would it be best to cash in a big fee? Or would it be even better to keep Lewandowski to ensure we are more likely to qualify for the Champions League with him in our side, as this would guarantee us big income?
“It’s a decision we will have to take. It’s our decision. It’s not something to be decided by others.”
SOURCE: Sky Sports
This news may well re-ignite Man United’s interest in the 24 year old Pole as Sir Alex Ferguson continues to be linked with interest in a striker signing despite the fact that the Old Trafford side simply can’t stop scoring.
With Wayne Rooney being employed in a more withdrawn role and Javier Hernandez still being used primarily as a super sub there is perhaps room for a young forward to get his foot in the door and having lured one Borussia Dortmund man to the club, Shinji Kagawa, perhaps Ferguson is hopeful of bringing in Lewandowski.
Jurgen Klopp has seen a number of his side picked up by Europe’s ‘Elite’ and given that Bayern Munich look likely to end Dortmund’s Bundesliga domination perhaps there is an even greater chance that the club’s top talent could be picked off.
Lewandowski was strongly linked with a move to Man United over the summer after he netted 30 goals to help his side to a domestic double. He then fared well at the Euro 2012 finals and has once again started the current campaign in a prolific manner.
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