Manchester City are a ‘possible destination’ for mercurial Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, his agent has reportedly claimed.
Pep Guardiola’s pursuit of a new frontman during the recent summer window was well documented, with City’s chase for Tottenham ace Harry Kane falling short.
Lewandowski was another name rumoured to be on their shortlist and, with representative Pini Zahavi not ruling out the move, City’s hopes have been boosted.
Sport Bild have revealed that Zahavi believes a high-profile switch to the Etihad is on the cards for his client, with City certain to also be interested in him in the future.
Indeed, Guardiola has already coached Lewandowski during his own stint in Bavaria, and the veteran Pole is a prime candidate to help bolster his options at City.
While not out of contract at his current club until the summer of 2023, Lewandowski is understood to be open to sampling a taste of Premier League action.
He has admitted he is targeting four more years at the top level, too, allowing for the possibility of City tying him down to a lucrative, long-term contract.
‘I’m in good shape physically and have the right mentality,’ Lewandowski told Bild.
‘I can play for many more years, I’m sure at least four more years. And then I will see, maybe I can raise the bar even higher.
‘This summer I had the best results in my career. If I was 27 a year ago, I am now either 25 or 26. My stats are better than ever.’
Bayern, though, have no desire to allow Lewandowski to leave, and club chairman Herbert Hainer said he can ‘imagine’ the superstar staying beyond his current deal.
‘We’re happy with Robert,’ Hainer said. ‘But we don’t have to extend the contract now, we still have two years.
‘As I said, I can imagine Robert staying beyond 2023. We’re in permanent talks with all our players, including Lewy. But now is still early.’
Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski has been singled out as one of five players all in with a good chance of winning this year’s prestigious Ballon d’Or.
Newspaper L’Equipe have selected Jorginho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Lewandowski and Messi as the potential winners.
This season, Robert Lewandowski has scored 13 goals in 10 games, and also has an assist.