Dortmund warn United off Lewandowski

There were rumours throughout the whole summer linking Manchester United with a switch for Robert Lewandowski although following the signing of Robin van Persie, many thought that the deal was well and truly off. However, it appears as though Sir Alex Ferguson still maintains some interest in the Polish international, but any possible deal is going to be difficult to pull off with Dortmund determined to keep their most prized asset.

Lewandowski is viewed as one of the most sought after strikers in Europe, with his performances in the Bundesliga helping Dortmund to a historic title victory last term. Throughout Euro 2012 he was at the centre of attention for his national team and there were constant rumours that United were poised to make a bid. In fact, some media outlets even claimed that Ferguson had held discussions with the Germin club, only for the move to fall through as the two sides couldn’t agree a fee.

The rumours have started again in recent days, after Mike Phelan was spotted at Dortmund’s game against Manchester City during the week. Admittedly, this could have been for a whole host of reasons, yet many have jumped to conclusions and claimed that Lewandowski was the main motive.

Following on from the speculation, a source close to the Bundesliga outfit said, “If United want him, they will have to spend big because he is so valuable to Dortmund. He is one of the best strikers in Europe now and won’t come cheap.”

It is thought that this price certainly is big as well, with some newspapers reporting that United would have to splash out around £24m to land the player. Considering the fact that Ferguson already has van Persie and Rooney available, it would appear bizarre for him to splash out even more money on attacking players when it is clear that there are more pressing concerns within the team.