Chelsea and Spurs battle for £20m hitman

Chelsea and Tottenham are set to go head-to-head for the signing of Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, according to The Daily Mail.

The Poland international has impressed for both club and country over the last 12 months, and scored the first goal of Euro 2012 this summer.

Despite reports that Manchester United and Arsenal were keeping tabs on the eastern European marksman, the Blues and Spurs are now also thought to be interested.

The Stamford Bridge club are looking for a replacement for Didier Drogba, who left the outfit on a free transfer this summer, and have made no progress in their attempts to sign Hulk or Radamel Falcao.

Spurs meanwhile have handed new boss Andre Villas-Boas funds to spend this summer, and need a new striker after Emmanuel Adebayor’s loan spell ended and Louis Saha was released.

It is believed that the Portuguese trainer has already recommended Lewandowski to the White Hart Lane board, and the London pair will now fight it out for the Bundesliga star’s signature.

By Gareth McKnight

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