Manchester United receive yet another transfer blow

Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski has put an end to speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United, by confirming he will join Bayern Munich at the end of the season, reports the Metro

The striker – who is out of contract at Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season – is free to hold talks with other clubs regarding a potential transfer in January, but it appears the Champions League winners have already won the race for his signature.

When asked if he would officially confirm his move to Bayern Munich in January, the Pole replied:  “Yes, because then I can officially sign the contract.”

Lewandowski has been a revelation since signing for Dortmund back in 2010, scoring a total of 80 goals in 149 appearances. His form last season inspired Dortmund to the Champions League final, with a memorable performance in the semi-final against Real Madrid – in which he scored all four in a 4-1 first leg victory.

The news will come as a blow to Manchester United manager David Moyes, who has been desperate to add top quality players since being appointed in the summer – although Pep Guardiola’s side were always the heavy favourites to secure the deal.

Bayern attempted to bring Lewandowski to the Allianz Arena in the summer, but their Bundesliga rivals were reluctant to let their top marksman go so soon after selling Mario Gotze.