A select round-up of transfer news relating to Manchester United, including Robert Lewandowski, Mats Hummels and Wayne Rooney.
Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski could be on his way to Manchester United after all. Following comments from the player last week that he hoped to join the club of his “wish” – believed to be treble-winners Bayern Munich – that move now seems unlikely.
Dortmund president Hans-Joachin Watzke is adamant the Polish international will not be sold to Pep Guardiola’s side, paving the way for a possible move to United.
“Lewandowski will not go to Bayern in 2013,” Watzke told German newspaper Bild. “This is final.”
In the last year of his contract, the striker now has a decision to make – either remain at Jurgen Klopp’s side for another year, or move to another of his long-term admirers should an offer arrive. Similarly, Dortmund must decide whether to cash in on their top scorer now or lose him for nothing in 12 months.
Another Dortmund player has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent hours, defender Mats Hummels. The German international has previously been talked of as a potential replacement for Nemanja Vidic. But the origins of the reports – and the fact that Klopp is unlikely to dismantle such a successful side – mean this story could be little more than a rumour.
Hummels has also indicated in the past that he intends to remain where he is.
Former United striker Dwight Yorke has hailed the Wayne Rooney saga as the perfect way for David Moyes to prove his managerial credentials.
“If he (Moyes) does not need that pressure and speculation and dealing with big egos he should not be at the club,” Yorke said.
Then again…if Lewandowski does arrive this summer, the England striker is unlikely to remain.
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