City rivals are desperate to sign the Pole for next season.
Both Manchester United and Manchester City are set to go battle it out this summer for the signature of in-demand Borussia Dortmund front man Robert Lewandowski, according to reports in the Star on Sunday.
The prolific Poland international has been the subject of a transfer tug of war of late, with the player having been expected to join Uefa Champions League winners Bayern Munich when the transfer window reopens for action on July 1.
However Dortmund are refusing to sell the attacker, who netted an incredible 36 goals in just 48 appearances in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s men last season, including 24 goals in only 31 Bundesliga contests, to the Bavarian giants.
And that has given both United and City a possible opening in the race to bring the forward to the Premier League as both rivals are now understood to be preparing offers in the region of £25 million for Lewandowski, whose contract in the Ruhr Valley only runs until June 30 2014, in the hope that his employers would rather sell the player to a non-German rival this summer rather than risk losing him on a free next year.