Last Updated: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 16:02
Manchester United are refusing to give up on their pursuit of Robert Lewandowski, despite Borussia Dortmund's reluctance to sell.
The Poland international is desperate to secure a move away this summer and was bitterly disappointed when the Bundesliga club blocked a move to rivals Bayern Munich.
Dortmund, who lost to Bayern in last season's Champions League final, are ready to run the risk of letting the striker run his contract down as he enters the final year of his existing deal, to get another year out of him in their colours.
However, with relations between the 24-year-old and his club now thought to be strained, United are hopeful a compromise can be worked out which would see David Moyes getting his man.
His predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson actually tried to land Lewandowski last summer but without success and his value has since soared to £25m after an impressive campaign for Dortmund, including a four-goal haul against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final.
Have you an opinion on this story? Put your money where your mouth is and claim a free £25 bet.