MANCHESTER CITY’S hunt for a new elite striker appears to have switched to Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.
The Premier League champions lost legendary frontman Sergio Aguero this summer to Barcelona leaving them desperate for reinforcements.
Pep Guardiola’s No1 target is Tottenham’s wantaway England skipper Harry Kane.
But a £100m transfer offer for the 27-year-old was rejected by Spurs prior to Euro 2020 with the North London club determined to keep their talisman.
That has led City to seek out alternative options and the Daily Mail claims they are monitoring Lewandowski’s contract situation.
The Polish hitman has two years remaining on his £300,000-plus a week deal at Munich but has still not signed a new one.
The 32-year-old has already worked with Guardiola from the Spaniard’s time in charge of the Bundesliga giants between 2014 and 2016.
The pair won the title twice together along with the German Cup.
City would face fierce competition for Lewandowski with Real Madrid also having a long-term interest in the former Dortmund hotshot.
He scored a record 41 league goals last season for Bayern but Europe’s top clubs believe he may be ‘an achievable signing’ this summer.
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That is because his side fear they could lose him for a reduced fee next year after he enters the final 12 months on his contract.
Lewandowski is still on holiday after representing his country at Euro 2020.
He scored three times for Poland at the tournament but was unable to prevent them from suffering a group stage exit.
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