The future of Robert Lewandowski has been one of the most discussed football topics of 2013, with the mass opinion being that he has already chosen Borussia Dortmund's great title rivals, Bayern Munich as his next club.
However, no confirmation of this move has been released by either club, or Lewandowski's agent. With one of the world's top strikers up for sale, there are no shortage of takers ready to snap up the lethal Polish international for a bargain fee.
Here are five of the best clubs who look to be the front runners for the Dortmund striker..
Since the departure of Gonzalo Higuain to Napoli, and with the indifferent form of Karim Benzema, more and more goalscoring impetus is left on the shoulders of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Although the Portuguese superstar has been in superb form for Real Madrid, the arrival of Lewandowski could prove to be the final piece in the jigsaw for Carlo Ancelotti's men, and propel them into genuine Champions League contenders.
If Los Blancos do come calling, it surely will be hard for Lewandowski to reject a team of such enormous stature. However, Real Madrid's inconsistent form in the league, and with no guarantee of regular playing time with Benzema still pushing for a place in the team, this might be an option that Lewandowski overlooks.
Many predicted that without their star man Falcao, Atletico Madrid would struggle for goals this season, and fail to mount a serious title challenge, like they had the campaign before. This has not been the case.
Diego Simeone's men have been superb this season, and have defied many of their critics by topping their Champions League group with a perfect record, of four wins out of four.
However, with their main goalscorer in high demand, January may be the perfect time to cash in on Diego Costa, and turn to the prolific Polish international to continue their vast climb to the top, and help to secure their name alongside the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Arsene Wenger is reported to be a big fan of the Dortmund superstar, and would be very keen to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.
From an outside point of view however, this would be a strange move for Arsenal, as Wenger has invested a lot of time in Olivier Giroud, and the Frenchman has been very impressive in front of goal this season, with nine goals.
Although Lewandowski would probably score more goals than Giroud, it would be a weird move for Wenger to relegate him to the bench, just as he starts to find form. It would seem more likely that Arsenal will move for a worthy backup striker for the Frenchman, as Nicklas Bendtner's form hasn't been good enough to be considered as a Premier League quality striker.
Jose Mourinho has first hand experience of how lethal Lewandowski can be, after the Dortmund hitman scored four goals against his Real Madrid side last season.
The Chelsea manager is said to be a very keen admirer of Lewandowski, and would welcome the chance to bring him to Stamford Bridge, but with the improved form of Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto'o, and with Demba Ba a healthy option to have as a backup, it would seem unlikely that Chelsea will move for the Pole.
Unless one or two strikers leave Chelsea, it would be a strange move for the Blues to have four talented forwards in their ranks. This move is made more unlikely by Mourinho response to a question about Lewandowski's future, in which he said: "Everyone knows how the story ends. It surprised me that he even paired with us, it is so obvious".
The current champions of Europe seems to be the most likely destination for Robert Lewandowski, as the German club have never hidden their interest in the Dortmund striker.
With the prospect of a starting place every week for the current best team in the world, this looks to have been an offer which was too attractive for him to turn down. Despite this transfer having been reported for weeks, officially, nothing has been announced.
Although the lack of official confirmation can inspire other teams with confidence, Bayern Munich still remain the firm favourites to secure Lewandowski's much sought after signature
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