My insider information from my source at BBC sport has confirmed that an article in Goal.com suggesting that Polish striker Lewandowski, currently at German Bundesliga champions, Borussia Dortmund, has agreed a pre-contract deal to move to Manchester United in the summer. The transfer fee will be in the region of £12-14m and he will sign a five year deal at the end of the current season.
Sources in the Bundesliga champions have confirmed that Lewandowski has refused to sign a new contract and will leave at the end of the season, citing his wish to join up with ex-team mate Shinji Kagawa at Manchester United.
Lewandowski has scored 15 goals already in this season`s campaign, and that follows on from his 30 goal tally last year. Sir Alex Ferguson was spotted at the Etihad Stadium earlier this year as Manchester City were dumped out of the Champions League by Dortmund and Lewandowski was their chief tormentor. Lewandowski`s contribution last season saw unlikely champions Dortmund retain their champions status as well as adding the German Cup to their achievements.
Time is also running out for Nani with Inter Milan the most likely destination for the winger. Nani has started only seven games this season, since his contract talks have broken down. He was also involved in a distasteful bust up with United reserve team player Davide Petrucci earlier this year which resulted in his being shunned by manager Sir Alex Ferguson. That is usually the signal for the exit door. Nani would have left last season and gone to Zenit St Petersburg for a tasty £25m but for his "unrealistic" wage demands scuppering the deal at the last moment.
In the same vein, Sir Alex`s patience has finally run out for Italian donkey Federico Macheda. Having watched yet more pitiful displays, United are trying to palm him off on loan again. The only problem is that he is paid £35000 a week! That has put off a host of suitors. It is likely that United will have to subsidise his wages just to get rid. It is likely that they will try again to move him out of Old Trafford at the end of the season.
On a final note, we pay tribute to Paul Scholes, who has let it be known that it will definitely be his last season as a player. He will resume his role as under-18 team coach and pursue his FA badges, maybe one day becoming a manager somewhere.