Barcelona are set to face competition from Premier League giants Manchester United in the race to sign Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski, claims SPORT.
The 33-year-old’s future has been a major talking point recently as he enters the final year of his contract with the German champions. die rotten insist they are unwilling to sell their attacking ace but he is believed to want a summer departure.
Barcelona have been considering a move for Lewandowski for a while now. The Poland international has become the club’s favorite target after it became clear that a move for Erling Haaland could prove beyond his means.
The Catalan giants have reportedly held talks with the striker’s representative, Pini Zahavi, over a possible switch at the end of the season.
However, they are not alone in the race to sign Lewandowski, as Manchester United have also stepped in to steer the legendary goalscorer away from the Allianz Arena this summer.
The Red Devils need a new striker amid doubts surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s future. Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial will in all likelihood leave the club permanently at the end of the season, while Marcus Rashford has also struggled.
Thus, the 20 times champions of England are looking for a new prolific centre-forward. Haaland was also on their radar but the 21-year-old isn’t interested in joining them due to their struggles on the pitch.
A move for Harry Kane has been mooted but the England captain looks set to stay at Tottenham. Darwin Nunez is another player on the club’s shortlist, but Manchester United prefer to sign Lewandowski.
The Premier League club also held talks with the 33-year-old agent, as did Barcelona. However, both clubs are acting with caution as they don’t want Bayern Munich declaring him not for sale and keeping him at the club until the end of his contract.
The report adds that Lewandowski would prefer a move to Spain at this stage of his career. However, any move would depend on Bayern Munich’s reaction to his contract situation.