Man United transfers: Dortmund hope Robert Lewandowski will stay

Man United transfers: Borussia Dortmund general manager Michael Zorc is hopeful Robert Lewandowski will stay beyond the summer

Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski has scored 65 goals in 125 Bundesliga appearances R Gorączniak, via Wikimedia

Robert Lewandowski

Borussia Dortmund are hopeful Robert Lewandowski will stay another season despite reported interest from Bayern Munich and Manchester United.

The Poland international has not agreed a new deal with the German champions, with the striker’s current contract set to expire in 2014.

The 24-year-old was heavily linked with a move to the Red Devils last summer before Sir Alex Ferguson signed Robin van Persie from Arsenal.

And Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich have now emerged as the frontrunners to sign the striker for a cut-price deal at the end of the season.

But despite the speculation surrounding Lewandowski’s future, Dortmund general manager Michael Zorc is hopeful the Polish star will stay beyond the summer.

“Robert is one of the best strikers in Europe,” he told German newspaper Bild.

“It is extremely difficult to replace him. In the three years with us, he has become a world class player.

“Why can’t we have one more season with Lewandowski?”

Lewandowski has scored 65 goals in 125 appearances for Dortmund after completing a €4.5m (£3.8m) move to the German outfit from Lech Poznan.

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