Borussia Dortmund are preparing for Robert Lewandowski to exit the club to join rivals Bayern Munich this summer, and have placed a €25m fee on the Poland international to be met by 15 May.

Sources close to Bayern's Executive Board Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge say the recently-crowned champions will make a move for the striker, according to Sportsmail.

Not only will their leading scorer be departing from the BvB army, but Dortmund’s Mario Gotze will also be triggering an exit clause in his contract and will leave for none other than the 2012/13 Bundesliga champions. The 20-year-old playmaker will join his team-mate in donning the red and white next season for Bayern Munich.

The Bavarians appear to have beaten other potential suitors for the in-demand transfer target that reportedly includes the Premier League Champions Manchester United.

The Red Devils might have lost the race to sign the 24-year-old forward, who is tied for the Bundesliga lead in goals with 23.

Scotsman David Moyes has signed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s replacement and will take over in July. Unfortunately for Moyes, he will not usher in Lewandowski as his first big signing. And to make matters worse, he must try and persuade Wayne Rooney to stay at the club.

Without two of their biggest stars, the world can only wait and see how Borussia Dortmund will fare with the influx of talent arriving in Munich over the last two years.

 

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