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German giants eye Manchester City forward to replace Lewandowski

Lewandowski in action against Real Madrid (© Getty Images)
Lewandowski in action against Real Madrid (© Getty Images).

Borussia Dortmund are set to make a move for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko - if Robert Lewandowski leaves the Bundesliga club in the summer.

However the German club are only willing to stump up £15 million for the Bosnian forward, £10 million less than Manchester City are holding out for, report the Daily Mail.

Dzeko has impressed this season, scoring 18 goals in 33 games, but is used more regularly as a substitute than a starter by manager Roberto Mancini, something the 26-year-old is said to have grown tired of.

But any possible move could be hindered because of the Citizens' desire to recoup much of the £27 million they spent on signing Dzeko from Wolfsburg in 2010.

Lewandowski has been linked with a move to rivals Manchester United for some time, with the Polish striker's agent recently confirming the Red Devils are currently the only club interested in securing his services.

Dortmund are reportedly making plans for life after Lewandowski who has refused to extend his current contract with Dortmund - a sign he is angling a move away from the club he joined in 2010 from Lech Poznan.

Manchester United were reportedly lining up a move Lewandowski last summer before switching their attention to landing Robin van Persie from Arsenal.

If the Red Devils or any other suitor are gearing up to make a move for the 24-year-old, Dortmund could respond by launching a bid for Dzeko.

According to the Mail, Manchester City are willing to sell up in the summer because of the need to raise funds in order to comply with UEFA's impending FInancial Fair Play directive.

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