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Lewandowski's agent sets a price for Man Utd target

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Could Lewandowski join Schweinsteiger at Man Utd?
Could Lewandowski join Schweinsteiger at Man Utd?

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is the latest striker to be linked with a move to Manchester United - and his agent has added fuel to the rumours by putting a price tag on the Polish marksman.

Fanciful suggestions that United could prize Thomas Muller away from Bayern this summer were quickly dispelled by officials at the German club after they agreed to allow their midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger move to Old Trafford on Sunday.

Yet the Lewandowski rumours continue to circulate, with United boss Louis van Gaal believed to be a big admirer of the striker who left Borussia Dortmund to join Bayern last summer.

Now Lewandowski's agent Cezary Kucharski has offered his thoughts on the story, as he seemed keen to discuss how much it would take to take his client away from Munich.

"I think it would have to be a very high offer, definitely higher than £35m for Bayern to consider selling," Kucharski said on Polish TV.

"Robert is one of the most valued strikers on the market who guarantees goals, guarantees assists, excitement. He has shown that over many years during his career.

"Every year he is an even better player and plays at a higher level and that is very important for other clubs because he has credibility and guarantees at least 30 goals a season.

"With a player of Robert's class, the truth is that not a lot of work is required because really there are only two directions in which he could go in the future, England or Spain, and only with Bayern Munich's acceptance."

However, German football expert and former Premier League striker Jan Aage Fjortoft was quick to dispel the rumours, as he responded to my message on twitter with this swift reply:

Lewandowski scored 17 Bundesliga goals in his first season at Bayern after his free transfer from Dortmund, with his employers set to enjoy a huge cash windfall if they opt to sell him this summer.

Of course, this could all be a clever ploy by Lewandowski's agents to try and secure a fresh contract for his client, just a year after he signed a bumper deal with Bayern Munich.