Robert Lewandowski Says Links To Real Madrid Are ‘A Joke’ But Striker Remains Set For Manchester United Move

Pole dismisses latest speculation as banter.

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Borussia Dortmund and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski has claimed reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid are ‘a joke’ – but Manchester United remain poised to move for the 23-year-old after Euro 2012.

Lewandowski is hot property after bagging 30 goals across the board last season, as he helped Dortmund claim a second consecutive Bundesliga title.

The powerful front man also scored the opening goal of this year’s European Championships for Poland and speculation is rife that both Real Madrid and United are interested in his services.

“Really? This is a new one for me,” he told Kicker when asked of interest from Real. “That’s what my agent is doing. I’m not interested at the moment.

“Even something like my agent being asked whether he had been a guest of Jose Mourinho, since he had been in Warsaw.

“He made a joke and said: ‘Of course! If Robert scores four goals during the Euros, he’ll go to Mourinho.’ Then this becomes a big deal,” he added.

Despite the rebuttal, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is an admirer of Lewandowksi and will test Dortmund’s resolve after Poland’s Euro 2012 campaign.

Ferguson has already signed support striker Shinji Kagawa from the German club and is keen to reunite the pair next season. The Scot believes Lewandowski’s physical presence will perfectly complement Wayne Rooney, Dany Welbeck and Javier Hernandez, who are already on the Red Devils’ books.

Michael Owen left Old Trafford last month and Bulgarian forward Dimitar Berbatov is set to follow the ex-England striker out of the door, leaving Ferguson able to pounce for the prolific Pole.

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