Manchester United have been put on alert following Robert Lewandowski’s claims that moving to a Premier League club would be ‘a great experience’, the Mirror understands.
The Borussia Dortmund striker last month denied reports that he is ready to sign a pre-contract agreement with European Champions Bayern Munich, with Chelsea, Manchester City and United waiting in the wings.
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Manchester United will battle with Chelsea to sign highly rated midfielder Marco van Ginkel, the Daily Mail understands.
The Vitesse Arnhem player starred in this summer’s European Championships in Israel for the Netherlands, until their semi-final defeat to Italy.
Borussia Dortmund have told Manchester United that they will not be able to sign Robert Lewandowski this summer, according to The Independent.
The Bundesliga runners-up had already insisted that the Poland international would not be sold to rivals Bayern Munich, leaving the door open for a potential move from one of the players Premier League suitors.
Manchester United have turned down a bid of £6million pounds from Galatasaray for Portuguese winger Nani, according to the Turkish clubs chairman Unal Aysal.
The 26 year old has one year remaining on his contract at Old Trafford, but has been told he can leave should the right offer come in.
Manchester United are confident of securing the signings of Robert Lewandowski and Cesc Fabregas, the Daily Mail understands.
Lewandowski had looked likely to join European Champions Bayern Munich, though Dortmund yesterday revealed that the Poland international will definitely not be sold to their Bundesliga rivals, giving a green light to United.
However, Fabregas has played down talk of a return to the Premier League, insisting that he is determined for success at the Nou Camp.
The Barcelona midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to back to England, with Champions Manchester United seemingly favourites to land the player.
Arsenal are also thought to have entered the race as they have first refusal on the Spanish international, who clinched his first La Liga title last season.
Meanwhile, the club have also been linked with a move for Southampton’s promising left-back Luke Shaw.
The 17 year old, who is also reportedly a target for Chelsea, broke into the Saints first team last season but is yet to sign a professional contract at St. Mary’s, according to the Mail Online.
The link comes with number one defensive target Legihton Baines looking increasingly likely to remain with David Moyes former club Everton.
Manchester United are on high alert following news that Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski will not be joining Bayern Munich.
The Metro reports that the European Champions had been favourites to sign the Poland international, after the players agent hinted that a deal had already been agreed.
Reports in Holland indicate that PSV Eindhoven midfielder Kevin Strootman is set to be David Moyes first signing as Manchester United manager.
According to the Daily Star, Moyes first chased the Dutch international during his time at Everton, requesting detailed scouting reports with a view to taking him to Goodison Park.
Paul Scholes is set to return for Manchester United’s penultimate home game of the season against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.
The veteran midfielder, who looks set to announce his retirement at the end of the season, has not featured since the 4-1 win over Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round back in January, and could well make his farewell appearance at the weekend.
Barely 48 hours have passed since Manchester United secured their twentieth league title, and talk has already turned to potential reinforcements who could arrive at the club during the summer.
The club, who have already competed a deal for England winger Wilfred Zaha, have been linked with a new striker over the last few months, with Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski appearing to be their number one target, though reports in recent weeks have suggested that they could make a move for Radamel Falcao of Atletico Madrid.
Manchester United regained their fifteen point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory at struggling Stoke City yesterday afternoon.
Michael Carrick opened the scoring for the league leaders on four minutes with his first goal of the season, while Robin Van Persie ended his recent goal drought with a second half spot-kick after he was himself fouled by Andy Wilkinson.
The result was the perfect response to last week’s derby defeat at Old Trafford, and means that the club need a maximum of seven points from their final six games to secure the league championship.
Meanwhile, Javier Hernandez has vowed to fight for his place at the club, even if they are to bring in a new striker in the summer.
United have been linked with moves for Radamel Falcao of Atletico Madrid and Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund, but the Mexican international has told Metro that he “will keep the same attitude”, even if he doesn’t start every game.
However, one player who does look like he may be on his way of Old Trafford is Portuguese winger Nani, following reports that the club will not meet his wage demands.
The Daily Mail report that French Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint Germain could move for the 26 year old, who joined United in 2007.