The agent of reported Manchester United target Robert Lewandowski has said that the striker has already decided on his next move and strongly suggested that he will leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season.
A move has looked increasingly likely this summer, with the player having less than 18 months to run on his current deal and Dortmund thought to be unwilling to risk losing him for nothing at the end of his contract.
While United have long been suggested as a likely destination for the 24-year-old, a report from Sky Italia recently claimed that Lewandowski had already agreed on a deal with Dortmund’s Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich.
There has been no confirmation of such a deal from any of the involved parties, but the latest comments from Cezary Kucharski may be telling.
“Robert has made his decision,” he said, according to Sky Sports. “Only he decides when he will make his decision public, though.
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"Those who have followed Robert's career will realize that he's never stayed at a club for longer than two seasons.
"He's already in his third season at Dortmund. Read between the lines and you'll know what this means."
The fact that United have four strikers currently on their books, and with Robin van Persie leading the line in stunning fashion since his arrival at Old Trafford, an agreement with United would appear unlikely.
However, the Daily Mirror have reported that United are seeking a new forward amid suggestions that Javier Hernandez could soon be on the way to Real Madrid. The story asserts that Hernandez is becoming increasingly frustrated with Sir Alex Ferguson’s preference for Van Persie and Wayne Rooney in the biggest games. Madrid are thought to be waiting in the wings having eagerly followed his progress since he joined United in 2010.
It has also been claimed that Manchester United are keen on prolific Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz. Citing a story coming out of Turkey, TalkSport has reported that Ferguson was impressed with Burak when United traveled to face Galatasaray in the Champions League back in November when the 27-year-old grabbed the only goal.
The Turkey international has continued to find the back of the net on a regular basis since his summer move from Trabzonspor and is currently level with Cristiano Ronaldo on seven goals as the Champions League’s top scorer.
It is suggested that Galatasaray would be willing to listen to offers of around £10 million this summer. Liverpool are also believed to be interested.
According to Metro, United could also be set to vie with a Premier League rival for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye. The publication claims that the France international playmaker is a top target for Arsenal this summer, although United boss Ferguson is said to be a long-time fan of the 27-year-old.
Cabaye has been a big success since his move from Lille in the summer of 2011. A reported price tag of £15 million for a player of his age may well deter United, however.