United handed shot at Lewandowski

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Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring Dortmund's winner at LeverkusenGettyImagesCan an agreement over Robert Lewandowski be reached?

Manchester United's hopes of signing Robert Lewandowski remain alive, according to widespread reports in the British media.

The Sun claims Lewandowski's current club, Borussia Dortmund, would be willing to accept an offer in the region of £25.5 million for the striker, after rejecting any inference he would be sold to rivals Bayern Munich in the summer. However, will United will part with such a sum after reportedly being offered the Poland international for £18 million 12 months ago?

Similarly, the Daily Mirror states Dortmund are hoping United come to the party, but the Bundesliga club are also willing to hold Lewandowski to the final year of his current deal if a suitable transfer fee cannot be arranged.

The Daily Mail, meanwhile, reports United are on the verge of signing both Lewandowski and summer target Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona. Though his former club Arsenal still have first refusal on Fabregas, it is said incoming United boss David Moyes has pinpointed the midfielder as one of his preferred signings as he aims to mould the squad to his style. It is understood both players have told Moyes they are interested in joining the Premier League champions, leaving United feeling confident of pulling off the double deal.

Still with United, the Daily Mail claims the club have rejected a £6.5 million offer from Galatasaray for winger Nani. The report also says Doncaster have been in talks with United about a possible loan move for starlet Nick Powell.

It seems Thiago Alcantara may also end up in Manchester, with United and City battling it out for the £15-million rated midfielder. The Daily Mirror reports contact has been made between United and Alcantara's father Mazinho over a potential transfer. David Moyes was interested in the Spain Under-21 international whilst at Everton, but he must first outbid City, who have been scouting the youngster for many months.

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