Pole to move to Bavaria instead
Manchester United look like missing out on Borussia Dortmund front man Robert Lewandowski this summer after former Bayern Munich captain Lothar Matthaus claimed the Pole was heading to the Allianz Arena instead.
United have reportedly been keeping close tabs on the in-form striker for some time now, with the Red Devils believed to be set to make a move for the player at the end of this season.
However, Matthaus’s claims may now put an end to those plans.
“I have heard that Lewandowski and his management have already reached an agreement with Bayern,” Matthaus told Sky.
“His contract runs out in 2014. Dortmund could cash in on him in 2013. They would get a high fee – I have overheard something like €25 million to €30m – or he could join Bayern on a free in 2014.”
And, the one-time Germany international captain also went on to say that Bayern forward Mario Gomez would not be used by incoming manager Pep Guardiola next season.
“He [Lewandowski] is a player who, I believe, fits into the Guardiola system more than Gomez,” he said. “Against Leverkusen last week, he showed Guardiola how you not only play up front but also open the game from midfield.”