Lewandowski move to Bayern ruled out - but will United make their move?

Lars Baron

Borussia Dortmund's president Hans-Joachim Watzke has said that Robert Lewandowski will not be sold to Bayern Munich this summer.

Borussia Dortmund's president Hans-Joachim Watzke has said that striker Robert Lewandowski will not be sold to Bayern Munich this summer.

Watzke told Bild: "Robert Lewandowski will definitely not go to Bayern. That is final. We have now informed Robert and his advisors."

The Polish striker had been heavily linked with a move to either Bayern or Manchester United this summer, and the news would appear to leave United in pole position.

Of course, that depends on if United actually want him. We've heard reports before that Lewandowski's preferred destination was Old Trafford, but United seem to have gone cold on the move lately. Which is unsurprising when you consider that reports have also suggested that we're trying to seal other, big-money, window-defining transfers, namely for Cesc Fabregas and Cristiano Ronaldo.

That in mind, it seems that Lewandowski has been United's second-choice. We've heard that he'll be the replacement for Rooney, and while that seems likely, we still don't have it confirmed that Rooney will leave, or even that we'd need a replacement, since we have three very good strikers at the club already.

The news might mean that other clubs begin to take an interest, too - plenty of clubs are looking for strikers this summer, and now there's more of a chance of wrapping up a deal for Lewandowski with Bayern out of the picture. So despite this apparently being a one-horse race for his signature, it's far from a certainty or even likely that he'll be playing in a red shirt next season.

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