WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

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Papers: Reds eye Polish star

03/10/2012 09:47

Sir Alex considering Lewandowski move
Manchester United are monitoring Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski ahead of a potential summer move amid uncertainty over the Old Trafford futures of Nani and Javier Hernández. Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager, and his assistant, Mike Phelan, will be at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night when Poland international Lewandowski is due to play for the German champions against Manchester City in the Champions League Group D tie. Telegraph Sport has learnt that Dortmund were made aware of United’s interest in Lewandowski, 24, in August, prior to Robin van Persie’s £22million transfer from Arsenal to Old Trafford, and that the German club rejected the possibility of a deal in the region of €20m (£16m). Lewandowski has made it clear to Dortmund, however, that he will not sign an extension to his contract at the club, which expires in June 2014, and there is an acceptance in Germany that he will be sold at the end of this season.

There's obviously widespread coverage of last night's win in Cluj, with the Daily Mail focusing on United's "dynamic duo" of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney.

The Sun claim the Reds are closing in on Blackpool winger Thomas Ince. The son of former United star Paul Ince has impressed in the Championship and rumours suggest he could be on his way to Old Trafford in January.

Meanwhile, The Times reveal Darren Fletcher has been picked for Scotland's matches next week against Wales and Belgium in Cardiff and Brussels.

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