Manchester United have suffered a setback in their quest to land Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski according to the Daily Mail with the German club saying they are ‘sick’ of the speculation.
Following a fantastic season in the Bundesliga – the 23-year-old scored 22 goals to help Dortmund to the title – Lewandowski was thought to be a target for Manchester United this summer.
These rumours then became even stronger when the striker scored the first goal of Euro 2012 in Poland’s 1-1 draw with Greece last Friday.
However, Dortmund are determined to hold onto their star man, with chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke insisting he is not for sale at any price.
Discussing the future of Lewandowski, he said: “It does not matter if we are to receive bids.”
“I have said for weeks that Robert will be back in training with our club after Euro 2012 and his holiday leave. And this is what will happen.”
Whether this puts Manchester United off making a bid, it remains to be seen.
They are certainly in the market for a striker after Michael Owen was released at the end of the season. The Red Devils need someone else to help Wayne Rooney up front.
As ever with these potential transfers, a lot could depend on the player. If he is keen on a move to Old Trafford, there might not be too much Dortmund can do.
On the other hand, he has time on his side for challenges in a different league, so he might look to continue where he left off for the German Champions.
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