Manchester City turn attention to Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski

Manchester City turn attention to Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski

Manchester City are monitoring the contract situation of Robert Lewandowski as they attempt to sign an elite centre forward this summer.

The Poland striker has two years remaining on his current deal at Bayern Munich, which is worth more than £300,000 a week, and has yet to sign a new one.

City’s top target is England captain Harry Kane, who they offered £100million for on the eve of Euro 2020.

But Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is determined to hang on to Kane for at least one more campaign, meaning City may have to consider alternatives.

Lewandowski is a high-quality option. The 32-year-old played under City manager Pep Guardiola at Bayern from 2014-16, winning two Bundesliga titles and the German Cup.

Real Madrid have a long-standing interest in Lewandowski and his agent, Pini Zahavi, recently brokered the deal to take David Alaba from Bayern to the Bernabeu.

Europe’s top clubs believe Lewandowski may be an achievable signing this summer as Bayern fear losing him for a reduced fee next year, when he would have 12 months remaining on his deal.

Lewandowski scored 41 goals in the league last season, an all-time record, and struck three times for Poland at Euro 2020.

Bayern have a new coach in Julian Nagelsmann, who often used a system without an orthodox centre forward during his time at RB Leipzig.

They have been linked with a move for PSV Eindhoven forward Cody Gakpo and are expected to enter the market for Erling Haaland if he stays at Borussia Dortmund until next summer, when his £65m release clause is activated.

Kane said at the end of last season that he was ready to leave his boyhood club, yet this has merely strengthened the resolve of Levy to block his departure.

Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford has left Roc Nation one year after signing with the sports management company founded by rapper Jay Z.

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