According to the Daily Mirror, Manchester City are interested in signing long-term Manchester United target Robert Lewandowski.
The ESPN reports that Carlos Tevez's transfer to Juventus "paves the way" for City to table an "irrestible bid" for the Poland international.
Lewandowski was in breathtaking form last season, scoring 36 goals for Borussia Dortmund in just 48 appearances. His four-goal heroics against Real Madrid in the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League intensified the interest of several European clubs, including City.
The 24-year-old was set to join Dortmund's rivals Bayern Munich but his club's chiefs rejected the move.
Now Dortmund risk losing Lewandowski for nothing next summer, when the striker's contract expires. Hence, if City do manage to come up with a decent offer, the former German champions may allow their prized asset to hold talks with the Sky Blues.
Manuel Pellegrini generally likes to deploy two forwards at the helm of attack, so he will need to buy personnel to provide competition to the existing lot (Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko) and depth to the squad.
Lewandowski can be a great fit for Pellegrini's fluid style of play but even if Dortmund do accept City's offer, it's not assured that Lewandowski will do the same.
He is determined to secure a transfer to Munich in the summer and has already turned down a lucrative offer from Real Madrid.
Frankly, it might take more than just cash for City to get their man.