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Manchester City Turn Attention Towards Bayern Striker Robert Lewandowski

By Amreen
Manchester City are monitoring Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski
Manchester City are monitoring Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski / Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Manchester City are reportedly monitoring Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski as they continue their search to sign a striker this summer.

Lewandowski has two years left on his current contract and is yet to begin talks over signing a new one. City saw a £100m bid for their top target, Tottenham's Harry Kane, rejected, with club chairman Daniel Levy keen to hold on to the club's talisman for at least one more season.

And according to the Daily Mail, Pep Guardiola's side have turned their attention to the Poland captain Lewandowski instead, in a move that would see the striker reunite with Guardiola. The Spaniard worked with the 32-year-old during his three years at Bayern Munich, winning two Bundesliga titles and the German Cup.

Real Madrid have also been long-term admirers of Lewandowski, with his agent Pini Zahavi recently brokering a deal that saw David Alaba move from Bayern to Madrid this summer. Lewandowski won the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award in 2020, and scored 48 goals in 40 games across competitions last season as Bayern won their ninth Bundesliga in a row.

New Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann admitted he wasn't happy with having to deal with Lewandowski's future immediately after taking over from Hansi Flick. "The rumours about Robert Lewandowski have been around for ages, I think since he joined Bayern Munich," he said to Sky Germany.

"I think it's normal for someone who scores so many goals that almost every club puts out a feeler. I think on one hand Robert knows what he has in Munich, what he has in this team. I've spoken to him and texted him. I'm not very fond of the first official act with a player being to immediately discuss his contractual situation."