Manchester United look to hijack Lewandowski deal from Chelsea

Manchester United have identified two new transfer targets in a ‘frustrating’ summer.

United have signed Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant so far this summer, bringing their overall spend to just over £70million.

But Arsenal and Liverpool have both arguably been more impressive in their transfer business over the last couple of months, while Manchester City have spent a club-record fee to sign Riyad Mahrez.

The Independent therefore claim this has been a ‘frustrating’ window for Jose Mourinho’s side, one they ‘are looking to kick-start’ with two huge signings.

Miguel Delaney reports that United have identified Thiago Alcantara and Robert Lewandowski as potential targets, with both facing uncertain Bayern Munich futures.

Bayern ‘are open to selling the pair’, and United have shown a previous interest in both. They almost signed Alcantara in 2013 before the midfielder moved to Germany, and have long admired Lewandowski.

A number of clubs across Europe have been contacted with regards to a possible move for either player, but United ‘have both the need in the respective positions and enough money to pull off each deal’.