Pep tells Man City to beat Real Madrid, Man Utd to Bayern star
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has told the club to go out and sign one Bayern Munich star this summer, a report claims.
According to Spanish outlet Don Balon, the Spaniard has asked the City board to sign Robert Lewandowski this summer.
Real Madrid have been linked with a move for the Poland international, while Chelsea and Manchester United have been credited with interest.
However, the report suggests that a move to City could be an ideal solution, though it would likely mean an exit for Sergio Aguero.
Lewandowksi hired agent Pini Zahavi recently, renewing speculation that he could be preparing to leave Bayern this summer. And Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes has urged the 29-year-old to give the Bundesliga side his full attention while the season is still going on.
“Lewandowski must concentrate on Bayern,” Heynckes told Mundo Deportivo earlier this month. “If we want to go far in the Champions League, it has to work in the offensive sector and it’s better not to be arguing about that (about a transfer).
CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge though says Lewandowksi is going nowhere.
“It’s well known that I like to make a bet every now and again,” Rummenigge told Kicker. “I’ll gladly take the bet that Robert is 100 percent playing for Bayern Munich next season.
“Robert is an extremely important member of our team and, perhaps, the best striker in Europe.
“I like to recall 2008, when we received what was an amazing offer at the time for Ribery. From that moment on, the football world knew that nobody can buy a Bayern Munich player against our will.”
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