For once, it looks like the Red Devils will not be getting their man.
Premier League champions Manchester United have suffered a huge blow in their bid to sign coveted Borussia Dortmund front man Robert Lewandowski this summer, says the Daily Mail.
United head coach Sir Alex Ferguson has been keeping close tabs on the in-form Poland international all season long, and even sent his chief scout to watch the attacker in action in Wednesday night’s UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid.
However, the 24-year-old’s record-breaking four-goal salvo in the Ruhr Valley has all but scuppered the Red Devils’ hopes of sealing an end-of-season move for the striker when the transfer window reopens on June 1, with recently-crowned Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich now the overwhelming favourites to sign the player this summer.
Lewandowski, whose contract at Dortmund only runs until next May, will either have to agree to put pen to paper on a new long-term deal to remain with Jurgen Klopp’s side, or more likely he will be sold by the Germans this summer rather than them risk losing him for free in 2014.