City boss confirms summer interest in Manchester United striker target

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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has confirmed his club’s summer interest in Polish international striker and Manchester United target Robert Lewandowski.

The 24-year-old Borussia Dortmund hitman is set to face the Citizens in the Champions League this week, although things could have been different for the former Lech Poznan star if a Premier League transfer had gone through before August 31st.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was reportedly chasing the player during Euro 2012, and the Pole even spoke on the interest during the showpiece summer event.

Other Premier League clubs were linked, and now Mancini has admitted that Manchester City were also tracking the player’s progress.

“He is a young player, a good striker who scores a lot of goals in Germany. But we have four strikers here,” he told a press conference ahead of the clash against the Bundesliga champions.

Instead of moving for Lewandowski, Manchester United added the services of Robin Van Persie at Old Trafford in the summer, and the Dutchman has hit the ground running with five goals in the Premier League thus far.

At the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City have a plethora of attacking options with Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko fighting for chances. Adding another striker would have made the Italian’s selection headache even bigger.

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