On Monday evening, Sky Germany reported several top clubs have interest in signing Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski.
Manchester United are surprisingly dragged into the mix for the 32-year-old by journalist Marc Behrenbeck.
Behrenbeck made it clear concrete names of the suitors wanting to take the striker in the next market cannot be detailed yet, but suggested the Red Devils would be among them since they are in the market for a new striker.
“We can’t name them exactly yet. We’re still doing research on that. But it is clear that the No.9 market is really hot in summer. Some top clubs are looking for a new striker. Starting with Manchester United,” Behrenbeck said.
Edinson Cavani is currently the recognised out-and-out striker at Old Trafford, while Anthony Martial can also be deployed in the same position.
The Uruguayan’s future beyond this season remains uncertain as Boca Juniors are keen on signing him in the summer.
Another journalist, Max Bielefeld, also explained an unknown club has made an ‘official request’ to Bayern asking about the Poland international.
Lewandowski’s contract lasts until 2023 and Bielefeld stressed a possible farewell cannot be discussed for ‘anything under €80m’.
Sky also talks about Barcelona as a potential candidate and suggests the La Liga side could offer Ousmane Dembélé and Philippe Coutinho to lower Lewandowski’s price tag, or work out a swap deal involving the Pole and Antoine Griezmann.
It’s to be noted that Behrenbeck only suggests United would be interested in this surprise transfer chase, mainly because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side may need a striker if Cavani leaves the club after this season.
Lewandowski has 43 goals and eight assists in all competitions this season.