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With doubts over Harry Kane’s availability, Manchester City sets sights on Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski

More dark arts from Pini Zahavi or a legit inquiry?

FC Bayern Munchen v Manchester City FC - UEFA Champions League Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Manchester City has had its eyes on Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane for the entirety of the summer transfer window. With Spurs chairman Daniel Levy recently saying he wants to keep Kane for at least one more year, though, former Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has had to shift his focus elsewhere for the Cityzens.

According to the Daily Mail, Guardiola could be looking closely at Robert Lewandowski:

Manchester City are monitoring the contract situation of Robert Lewandowski as they attempt to sign an elite centre forward this summer. The Poland striker has two years remaining on his current deal at Bayern Munich, which is worth more than £300,000 a week, and has yet to sign a new one. City’s top target is England captain Harry Kane, who they offered £100million for on the eve of Euro 2020.

But Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is determined to hang on to Kane for at least one more campaign, meaning City may have to consider alternatives. Lewandowski is a high-quality option. The 32-year-old played under City manager Pep Guardiola at Bayern from 2014-16, winning two Bundesliga titles and the German Cup.

All we know about Lewandowski at this point is he is remaining silent on his future, while his agent, Pini Zahavi, not-so-secretly tries to drum up interest. It remains to be seen if the end goal for Zahavi and Lewandowski is a contract extension with Bayern Munich or a new contract at a club like Manchester City, Real Madrid, or somewhere else.

Whatever happens, we will surely have months of speculation until there is some formal movement.