The two Premier League giants have emerged as favourites for the Polish forward’s signature…
Arsenal and Manchester City are both desperate to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, and will compete for his signature in January when the transfer window reopens, reports the Sunday Mirror.
The Polish forward has established himself as one of the most feared strikers in Europe over the past few seasons, and has bagged nine already this term.
Lewandowski’s contract expires next summer, and a proposed move to Bayern Munich is not complete, despite previous reports that the treble winners had secured a deal for the 25-year-old.
Arsenal will be prepared to pay £25m for his services in January, even though he’ll be available on a free next summer. French boss Arsene Wenger is desperate to bring in the world-class forward he failed to during the summer, and the thought of Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla supplying Lewandowski is frightening.
Unlike the Gunners, City already have a wealth of striking talent, spearheaded by the excellent Sergio Aguero who bagged a brace yesterday in his side’s easy win away at West Ham. The Sky Blues rate Lewandowski so highly though, they are willing to offer Bosnian forward Edin Dzeko as part of a swap deal, which could make them early favourites to finalise a deal.