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Manchester United hold ‘serious interest’ in Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski

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Could a move to the Premier League be on the cards for Lewandowski this summer despite Bayern’s protestations to the contrary?

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Another day, another Robert Lewandowski rumour. The transfer saga that promises to dominate the headlines for the remainder of the summer, much like it has done thus far since the close of the season, has taken yet another twist. TZ, quoting Kicker, has reported today that, despite rumours to the contrary, only one club has shown serious interest in acquiring the Polish striker: Manchester United.

According to the report, Lewandowski’s agent, Pini Zahavi, has desperately attempted to meet with the Bayern hierarchy, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness, in an effort to sort out his client’s future. However, he has thus far failed to organise such a meeting, and as a result, Lewandowski’s future remains very much up in the air.

As of this moment only Manchester United are considering making a bid for Lewandowski. Paris Saint-Germain’s Financial Fair Play struggles and Chelsea’s managerial mess have altered their transfer plans, and both Spanish giants, Barcelona and Real Madrid, have yet to register interest in the attacker.

That lack of interest, whether it’s down to preference or financial reasons, is bad news for Robert Lewandowski and for Bayern, if they privately harboured any hope of letting their disgruntled goalscorer leave for a major offer. If Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils are the only side with legitimate interest in the former Borussia Dortmund hitman, it is unlikely that Lewandowski’s agents will be successful in starting a bidding war for the player’s services.

That said, it’s safe to assume that should Lewandowski hit the market this summer, more teams will come out of the woodwork in hopes of acquiring one of Europe’s best strikers, thus adding even more twists and turns to this story.