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Reports: Manchester City play down links with Robert Lewandowski

Updated: Jul 16, 2021

Manchester City have been linked with a move for Bayern Munich frontman Robert Lewandowski due to his precarious contract situation, but those rumours have since been quashed by a well-placed journalist.


Last night, Tom Collomosse of Mail Sport claimed City are monitoring the contract situation of Robert Lewandowski, with the club in pursuit of an elite centre-forward this summer, following the departure of Sergio Aguero.

It was reported that while Harry Kane is the club's primary target, they may have to consider alternatives, with Lewandowski a high-quality option, because Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is determined to keep hold of the England captain for at least one more season.

Collomosse writes that Real Madrid have a long-standing interest in the Poland international, with his agent Pini Zahavi recently facilitating David Alaba's move from Bavaria to the Spanish capital.

According to the report, Europe's top clubs believe the 32-year-old striker could be an achievable signing this summer as the Bundesliga champions fear losing the player for a reduced price next summer when he'd only have a year left on his deal.

However, as expected, the report was dismissed today by Christian Falk of Bild, who tweeted that agent Zahavi is playing his little games well but that there's 'no chance' as Bayern won't sell their talismanic forward this summer - adding that City still want Kane.

In an article about Borussia Dortmund ruling out the sale of Erling Haaland this summer, well-sourced Simon Stone of the BBC writes that City have already played down speculation linking them to Lewandowski, who'll turn 33 in August.

This shouldn't come as a surprise as City do not appear to have given up on the signing of Kane, despite Levy's insistence he won't be sold.

There are no guarantees they'll land the Spurs man, but a subsequent move for Lewandowski appears too unlikely given his age and the relatively sizeable transfer fee he'd command if Bayern were to open the door to an exit.

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Written by: @NA1907_

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