Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski has played down speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United. The Poland international has repeatedly been suggested as a target for United, with reports claiming that boss Sir Alex Ferguson was keen to bring in the 24-year-old next summer.
Those stories resurfaced after Ferguson attended the recent Champions League encounter between Dortmund and Manchester City, with the reported aim of having another look at Lewandowski. However, the man who scored 22 goals in the Bundesliga last season has said that he is not currently thinking about a move.
"I didn't even know Sir Alex Ferguson was in the stands against City but it wouldn't influence me at all,” he said, according to Sky Sports. “I haven't got plans to change clubs.
"I have a contract with Borussia and I focus on that. I focus on being at my best in every single match. I want to play the best season of my career."
Lewandowski went on to say that the idea of playing in the Premier League would appeal to him, however.
"I haven't had the chance to play in England but, maybe, one day,” he added. “What I like about British football is that it is fast and hard. For sure it would be interesting but there's no straight answer for the moment."
With Poland set to take on England on Tuesday, Lewandowski has been back in the British Press. The Independent claims that he is all-but certain to leave either in January or next summer due to his current contract being set to expire in 2014.
The weekend also saw renewed speculation about United’s interest in another striker—Richmond Boakye. The 19-year-old was signed by Juventus in the summer but is currently spending his second season on loan at Serie B side Sassuolo.
TalkSport reports that United have already sent scouts to watch the Ghana international in action this season and Ferguson is keeping a close watch on his burgeoning talent.
Manchester United are also said to be one of a number of clubs weighing up a move for Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng. Citing a story coming out of Germany, TalkSport reports that the German-born Ghana international is unhappy at the Rossoneri following the summer departures of Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
United, along with Arsenal and Liverpool, are believed to be considering trying to bring the 25-year-old back to the Premier League—where he turned out for Tottenham and Portsmouth.
Despite his agent recently ruling out a transfer, Nemanja Vidic continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford.
Goal.com reported on Sunday that Manchester United are considering sanctioning their captain’s exit with big-spending Russians Anzhi Makhachkala said to be preparing a massive £33 million offer.
Vidic missed much of last season with a cruciate knee ligament injury and is currently ruled out until at least mid-November with damage to the same knee, suffered in September. Given that injury record and the fact that he is now aged 30, if such a startling offer were forthcoming it could well tempt United into doing a deal.