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Polish striker Robert Lewandowski was heavily linked with a move to Premier League giants Manchester United last summer and the strikerâ€™s future with Borussia Dortmund has again plunged into doubt after he stalled on talks of a new contract with the German champions.
Lewandowskiâ€™s current deal with the Bundesliga side runs till 2014 and the club are keen on signing a new contract before the end of the season. The striker has been in fine form this season too, netting 5 times in 10 league appearances and he will have many takers, should a new deal fail to materialise before next summer.
Dortmund chief executive Aki Watzke was quoted by the Mirror as saying, â€œWe will sit down and discuss what to do next if Robert does not extend his contact.â€
Sir Alex Ferguson has been a long-term admirer of the Pole and United were prepared to make a Â£16 million move for the striker over the summer. However, United gave up their chase for the 24 year-old when they signed Robin van Persie from Arsenal in a Â£24 million deal and they are unlikely to join the chase for the Polish international as Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez continue to perform consistently for the club.
While Dortmund are unwilling to part ways with their coveted striker, they would prefer to cash in rather than see him leave for nothing the following year. Ferguson would stay updated on the player's contract situation although it is highly unlikely that the Red Devils will invest in yet another big name striker next summer.
Interestingly, title rivals Chelsea were also reportedly linked with the young Pole in the summer, and given the lack of firepower in their line-up, the chances of them making a bid for Lewandowski appear far more realistic.
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