Chelsea & Manchester United target wanted by Napoli

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Chelsea and Manchester United target Robert Lewandowski has held talks with Napoli president Auerilio De Laurentiis over a possible move to Italy, according to the player's agent.

Reports had suggested that the Borussia Dortmund frontman had all but sealed a move to Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich, but if Lewandowski's agent is to be believed, the Polish hit-man's future remains in the balance.

These developments are likely to encourage Chelsea and Manchester United, both of whom have been heavily linked with moves for the 25-year-old striker.

Speaking to Italian radio station CRC Lewandowski's agent Raffaelle Auriemma, said: "Napoli on Lewandowski? I can not tell you how long I spoke with Aurelio De Laurentiis. It must remain between us.

"But I can tell you that we have recently had contact.

"What do I think of Napoli? They are a tough team to handle.

"Nobody thinks they can win the Champions League, but they have a very good coach in Rafael Benitez, good management and very competitive players."

Chelsea and Manchester United are both long-term admirers of Lewandowski, though the Premier League duo ended their pursuit of the prolific forward after it became clear he wanted to see out his contract with Dortmund.

Jose Mourinho plumped for Samuel Eto'o as a short-term option for the west London outfit, with the Cameroonian striker having signed a one-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

With Lewandowski's agent suggesting the player is still up for grabs, Chelsea may yet return for the giant Pole, while United boss David Moyes remains keen to strengthen his front line.

Wayne Rooney's future seems to have been settled, with the England international playing a starring role in United's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. But with Robin van Persie approaching the wrong side of 30, Moyes may return for Lewandowski as a long-term successor to the Dutch striker.

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