Manchester United target not for sale, say Borussia Dortmund

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Manchester United transfer target Robert Lewandowski will not be leaving Borussia Dortmund in January, according to the club's chief executive Hans Watzke.

A report on states that the 24-year-old striker, who is reportedly a target for Manchester United, will not leave the Bundesliga club this month, despite reports claiming Lewandowski has agreed a £12m switch to Old Trafford.

Speaking to Kicker, Watzke said a January transfer would happen for "no price in the world", before reassuring Dortmund fans that the club has "high hopes" for the reminder of the season.

The Poland international has proved to be a huge success since signing for the club from Lech Poznan in 2010, but the reigning German champions are struggling this season, and found themselves in third place. Lewandowski has hit 53 goals in 115 appearances for Jurgen Klopp's side, and helped the German giants qualify for the Champions League knock-out round, at the expense of Manchester City and Ajax.

But report that Manchester United will boost their forward options in January by recalling winger Gyliano van Velzan from his loan spell with Royal Antwerp.

The teenage wide-man had agreed a season-long loan to the Belgian club, but his impressive performances in Antwerp have led to an early recall.

Sir Alex Ferguson has one of the strongest group of strikers in the Premier League, with Danny Welbeck, Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez each taking turns to lead the United attack.

On New Year's Day, Van Persie and Hernandez were the stars, helping themselves to a brace each as United beat Wigan 4-0 at the DW Stadium, maintaining their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

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