Emirates Stadium side ready to make big money move for Polish international.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will be given the full financial backing of the Emirates Stadium board as he looks to make a big money offer for Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski in the January transfer window.
CaughtOffside understands that Wenger is keen to strengthen his attack and will look to take advantage of the uncertainty surrounding Polish international Lewandowski’s future at the Westfalenstadion, with the 25 year old well into the final year of his Borussia Dortmund contract.
Jurgen Klopp is desperately looking to Lewandowski to put pen to paper on a new deal but knows that there is every chance that the Bundesliga forward will leave next summer, with Bayern Munich said to be the most likely destination for the Borussia Dortmund ace.
Wenger will hope that the chance to cash in on Lewandowski and the club’s desire to not sell to a domestic rival could lead to an offer from Arsenal being considered by Borussia Dortmund.
Arsenal’s hopes of persuading Lewandowski to consider a move to the North London club will be greatly aided if Wenger’s side are still riding high in both the Premier League and Champions League, as they currently are and the Gunners are ready to offer up to £25m for his services, a fee that Borussia Dortmund could struggle to turn down knowing that the forward could leave for nothing at the end of the season.
Lewandowski has been in sparkling form over the past couple of years scoring 66 goals over the course of the last two seasons and has already racked up nine goals in nine appearances in all competitions thus far this term.
Wenger currently relies heavily on in-form French forward Olivier Giroud and has injury concerns over both Lukas Podoslki and Theo Walcott, leading the Arsenal manager to see the pursuit of a new striking option as priority number one in January.