Manchester United are reportedly considering a double swoop for Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski and Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas. The Daily Mail believes the two players have expressed their desire to join the Premier League champions in the summer.
United's new manager David Moyes is looking to bolster his side before his first season with the Red Devils. The 50-year-old Scot wants to complete the signing of the striker and the midfielder once the transfer window opens, which will allow the duo to join the squad for the pre-season tour to Asia and Australia.
The Polish international was strongly linked with a move to Bayern Munich after Lewandowski's agent had admitted the striker will join the Champions League winners. However, Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke revealed the Pole will not be allowed to join their league rivals in summer.
"We have informed Robert and his advisers. The Bayern case is closed because there was no written offer. I am not saying he will definitely stay but he will certainly not be playing for Bayern in 2013," the Sun quoted Watzke as saying.
The Mail claims the situation has now made the 24-year-old to make a switch to England with United being his next likely destination. Lewandowski has been in brilliant form for Dortmund during the last campaign, scoring 35 goals and 10 assists in all competitions.
The report also claims the English champions are confident of landing Fabregas, despite interest from his former club, Arsenal. The north London club are believed to be interested in re-signing the Spanish international and are likely to give United a competition, if Barcelona decides to offload him in the summer.
United are in a need of a central midfielder and the former Arsenal skipper is believed to be Moyes' target to replace Paul Scholes in the heart of the Red Devils' midfield.
Should the report be true, the addition of the duo is likely to bolster United's squad for the new season. In addition to this, Lewandowski would be an ideal replacement for Wayne Rooney, who has handed a transfer request to leave the club in the summer. While Fabregas could take the position of Paul Scholes, who retired from football for the second time last season.