Manchester United set to battle it out with Chelsea for world-class striker with 97 goals in 108 Bundesliga games

Robert Lewandowski

Manchester United are set to battle against Chelsea in the race to sign Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski if the player manages to convince the German giants to let him go, according to The Sun.

The Polish sharp-shooter is said to be keen on leaving Munich and his future could be decided within the next two weeks. Despite the fact that his contract is only set to expire in 2021, he has hired super-agent Pini Zahavi to try and negotiate a move away from Munich.

After spending the majority of the past decade in Germany, it now appears that the 29-year-old Lewandowski is eyeing a fresh challenge. The job on Zahavi’s hands is likely to be difficult, with Munich not keen on parting ways with the striker and also considering that the Bundesliga leaders are not short of funds at this moment in time.

Lewandowski is widely considered to be one of the best forwards in the world and he has managed to net 97 times in 108 Bundesliga games since joining the club in July 2014.

As we signed Alexis Sanchez in January, it will be Chelsea who would be the favourites to sign Lewandowski. Jose Mourinho is likely to prioritise bolstering our defence during the summer as we do have a world-class attack.

The Blues are likely to spend big on a new striker in January considering that their main striker Alvaro Morata has been in poor form since the start of the year. Though they do have Olivier Giroud in their squad, the Frenchman is now past his peak and is more of a cover and support option rather than being the main striker.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte also left both Giroud and Morata on the bench for his side’s recent 1-1 Champions League draw against Barcelona and this clearly indicated that he feels that the pair is short on quality.

I feel that we do not need Lewandowski given that we signed Lukaku only last summer. The Belgian, despite criticisms, has been scoring goals for us and it would be wise to stick with him for another season or two before deciding his future.