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Man United Linked With Summer Move for £26m Bundesliga Striker as Wayne Rooney Replacement

Old Trafford side keen on Borussia Dortmund forward.

Man United are reportedly readying a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski as a potential replacement for Wayne Rooney according to the Daily Mail.

The Old Trafford side will have to fork out around £26m to convince Dortmund to sell the Polish international to the Premier League side though this source also points out that a tentative deal has been agreed with Bayern Munich.

Dortmund general manager Hans-Joachim Watzke has publicly stated that he would be ready to consider a ‘good offer’ for the 24 year old and one would imagine £26m would convince the Bundesliga side to sell to Man United.

Sir Alex Ferguson is apparently ready to sell Wayne Rooney and the England man is reportedly unhappy about being left out of the Man United starting eleven for their Champions League tie with Real Madrid and is ready to force an exit.

One wonders though if the Scot would even need to bring in a replacement for the 27 year old if he were to leave. The Man United boss has the likes of Robin Van Persie, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck to count on for attacking options and any potential fourth choice could well come in the form of a cheaper option than Lewandowski.

The Borussia Dortmund man has been fine form, netting 23 goals in 33 matches in all competitions. This comes off the back of a 30 goal haul last term that helped his side to a domestic double.


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