Real Madrid, Man Utd issued crucial update in pursuit of £70m+ transfer target

Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac has warned off those interested in Robert Lewandowski, with speculation linking Real Madrid and Man Utd with a move.

The 29-year-old has established himself as one of the most prolific forwards in Europe, scoring over 40 goals in each of the last three campaigns for the Bavarian giants.

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While his career total now stands at an impressive 332 goals in 527 games, Kovac is evidently keen to make the most of his services having been appointed as Bayern boss this summer.

Over the weekend, The Daily Star paired Man Utd with a move for the Polish international, suggesting that he could cost in excess of £70m despite the fact that he turns 30 next month, which arguably makes that a less than sensible transfer move.

Meanwhile, Marca also link Real Madrid with Lewandowski in the report on Kovac’s comments, where he insists that his prolific talisman is going nowhere this summer.

“He’s not going to leave this club, I can safely say we do not want to sell him,” he is quoted as saying in the report. “It’s true that Robert is toying with going elsewhere, but one thing is what he would like and another thing, what we want.”

Real Madrid of course have a major void to fill this summer after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus, but it remains to be seen as whether new coach Julen Lopetegui opts to give those currently at his disposal more responsibility or if a marquee name arrives.

Given he has Gareth Bale, Isco, Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema and Lucas Vazquez still available, he may feel he has enough in that department.

As for United, Mourinho used Romelu Lukaku throughout the campaign last season to spearhead his attack, and given he has other options in the current squad such as Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to play up top, he may feel as though he has enough quality and depth too.

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