Bayern Munich are reportedly battling to keep Robert Lewandowski from sealing a transfer away from the club this summer, amid links with Manchester United and Real Madrid.
The Independent recently claimed United were interested in the Poland international as part of a potential late summer spending spree, but even we put our noses up at that.
Not for one second am I saying the Indy are wrong. This just sounds like an eager agent running his mouth. Of course, we could be wrong but, with Romelu Lukaku already a United player, why would Jose Mourinho sign Lewandowski after a terrible World Cup?
Touted as one of the best strikers in the world for many years, Lewandowski could bolster United’s options up front as they await Lukaku’s late return to the squad after making it to the semi-finals of the World Cup with Belgium.
Still, what a lubricous idea – one that would tell us United have more money than sense. We don’t need Lewandowski.
It has been reported by the Daily Express that Bayern could be struggling to keep their front man as United show interest, with Anthony Martial possibly a player in line to make a move in the opposite direction.
I’d much prefer to see United go for Thiago Alcantara, who also features in the Independent story as a possible target for Mourinho. That would make much more sense as we need to strengthen the midfield area again before the new season starts.
Furthermore, the Daily Star recently suggested that Lewandowski, aged 29, would command a fee of around £100 million.