bwin have installed Manchester United as the new favourites to sign Borussia Dortmund’s star striker Robert Lewandowski after reports suggested that David Moyes is about to firm up his new club’s long-standing interest in the player.
It had previously been thought that the Poland international would sign for Bayern Munich, who won the treble of Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League last season, all at the expense of Lewandowski’s side.
But Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has stated that the man who struck 36 goals for Jurgen Klopp’s side last term will not be following teammate Mario Goetze to join Pep Guardiola at Bayern, saying that the decision is “final”.
But Watzke stopped short of saying that Lewandowski would definitely be at the Westfalenstadion next season and even the player himself seemed to suggest that he would be on the move this summer.
“I do not think that this is the final decision and I expect the situation to change,” Lewandowski said.
“I am enjoying my holiday for now but I hope things move forward pretty soon and the situation changes. I do not get upset about anything.”
And with just one year left on his contract, Lewandowski is a strong position to force a move abroad and reports say that has put Manchester United at the front of the queue to sign the 24-year-old.
The club failed with a £15 million bid for the former Lech Poznan forward last summer and have apparently gone in again this month with a ‘double your money’ offer to the player.
Reds fans who reckon Moyes will get his man can find a price of evens on Lewandowski being a United player by September 1st, with those odds having been slashed from 4/1 earlier this week.
Despite Dortmund’s claim to the contrary, bwin still make Bayern Munich the second favourites to sign the Pole at 4/1, with Chelsea, who look set to buy big this summer with Jose Mourinho at the helm, the 9/2 third-favourites.
Real Madrid are priced up at 8/1 to sign Lewandowski, with Manchester City, who suffered at the hands of the forward in last season’s Champions League, quoted at 18/1 to sign the hitman.
It is at least 25/1 for any other club to sign Lewandowski, while it is 4/5 that he remains a Borussia Dortmund player after the summer transfer window slams shut.