Robert Lewandowski says he will definitely be signing a deal to move to Bayern Munich in the summer, bringing an end to any hopes of a move to Manchester United.
Untied admitted interest in Lewandowski at the end of last season but Sir Alex Ferguson said he understood that Bayern were the front runners to sign the Poland international. Chelsea were also believed to be monitoring his situation.
But Lewandowski's current side Borussia Dortmund blocked the move saying they would rather let the striker go for free than willingly hand him over to their biggest rivals.
This put United back in the frame for the man who scored four goals against Real Madrid in last season's Champions League semi final tie, but Lewandowski has revealed he is ready and prepared to sign a deal with Bayern in January.
"Yes, because then I can officially sign the contract," Lewandowski told Sport1 when asked if he would confirm his move to Bayern.
United were believed to be in the market for more strikers at the beginning of the summer but as the transfer window progressed David Moyes turned his attention to midfielders.
But the manager will be feeling the strain of being without Robin van Persie at present with the Dutchman having suffered a groin injury and after losing 4-1 to Manchester City at the weekend the Scot has insisted he will build on the squad in the summer.
Meanwhile Chelsea tried to land Wayne Rooney over the summer but failed as the striker was kept at Old Trafford. The Blues could be back in the market for a ready-made attacking star in the winter should Fernando Torres continue to display inconsistent form.
But with Lewandowski moving to Bayern Moyes and Jose Mourinho will have to look elsewhere for up front options. Should Pep Guardiola confirm the deal in the winter the striker will no doubt be an asset for the Bundesliga giants who already have a lethal attacking set-up.