Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has not thrown in the towel in the club’s pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski.
The Spanish giants were interested in the Polish international last summer only for him to seal an agreement to join Bayern Munich when his contract at the Westfalenstadion runs out next June.
However, a report in AS claims Bayern boss Pep Guardiola is not convinced of the value in signing another striker, given he already has Claudio Pizarro, Mario Mandzukic, Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and several others competing for a place in his attacking line-up.
At the same time, Dortmund are none too pleased about the 25-year-old joining their main Bundesliga rivals, with Perez set to take advantage of the good relations he has with the German club to try and push through a deal in the January transfer window.
Karim Benzema’s disappointing start to the 2013-14 campaign has made Los Blancos seriously consider bringing in a replacement and Lewandowski fits the bill perfectly.
Another advantage is that his price would not be prohibitive with only six months remaining on his current agreement, as it is understood Dortmund would ask in the region of €10m for a player who they demanded €25m for last summer.