Man United On Alert as Bundesliga Striker Target Stalls Over New Contract

Old Trafford side may elect to make move for long term target.

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Robert Lewandowski’s future with Borussia Dortmund has been thrown into doubt.

The Polish striker is under contract until 2014 – but talks over a new deal have been put on hold.

Manchester United were willing to pay £16m for Lewandowski in the summer.

Their interest cooled in Lewandowski, 24, once they signed Robin van Persie.

But Sir Alex Ferguson remains a long-term admirer and wants to be kept informed of the stand-off.

The German champions fear losing their star man for nothing and could be ready to cash-in.

Dortmund chief executive Aki Watzke said: “We will sit down and discuss what to do next if Robert does not extend his contact.”

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Could this open the door to Man United to re-open their interest in Robert Lewandowski? Well perhaps.

The Polish international was high up on Sir Alex Ferguson’s wish-list over the summer but now the Scot has four striker talents, Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez, all doing well and therefore there is perhaps less of a need to consider a Borussia Dortmund raid.

The Warsaw born 24 year old racked up 30 goals last season to help Jurgen Klopp’s side to a domestic double and has scored eight goals already this season but the fact that the Westfalenstadion are already 11 points behind runaway leaders Bayern Munich may well be a motivating facor behind Lewandowski’s reticence at signing a new deal.

He’s seen the likes of Nuri Sahin and Shinji Kagawa leave the club and may be tempted to do the same.

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