Arsenal and Manchester City are ready to fight with Bayern Munich for the signature of Robert Lewandowski.

The English clubs have been alerted by Lewandowski's claim that his move to Bayern Munich isn't a done deal.

Arsenal will be looking to reinforce their attack once the January transfer window re-opens and they are ready to pay £25m for the Dortmund star man.

Arsene Wenger has already pulled one sensational move with the signing of Mesut Özil in the summer and he will try to do the same, but this time he faces competition.

Manchester City are one team, which the Gunners will have to beat, but the Citizens might have a trump card in their hand.

A swap deal including Edin Dzeko and a few million could be enough for Borussia to let their talismanic striker.

Dzeko has been doing well at City, but his performances are inconsistent and with less than two years on his contract and no signs from City wanting to renew it, this could be the Bosnian's chance to return to Germany and find his best form again.

Dortmund are known to be admirers of the 27-year-old and they were tracking him last winter after the Bosnian fell out of favour at the Etihad.

Borussia have said more than once that they won't let Lewandowski to join arch-rivals Bayern Munich like Mario Götze did a few months ago, but if the Pole becomes a free agent in the summer, than Dortmund will be powerless to stop him to join Bayern.

Yet their last chance to prevent this from happening is to sell him in January.

Lewandowski’s view that he wants to play in England have heightened the Premier League duo’s interest.

“I don’t think it is a real big surprise that I have expressed a desire to play in England at some point in my career,” said Lewandowski.

“The Premier League is one of the best and most exciting in the world because it is attractive for most of the world’s top players.”

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