Juventus set to rival Manchester United for Lewandowski signature

The reigning Serie A champions are desperate to add a high-profile attacker to their squad and are ready to move ahead of an expected bid from Sir Alex Ferguson's side
By Romeo Agresti

Juventus are ready to step up their interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski and have made the Poland international their primary target in the transfer market, Goal.com understands.

The Serie A champions have previously been linked with moves for Edinson Cavani, Stevan Jovetic and Fernando Llorente but have settled on Lewandowski, who is also a target for Manchester United.

The Italian club have earmarked the 24-year-old as the perfect addition to their attack, and are planning a move for the prolific striker at the end of the 2012-13 campaign.

Lewandowski's contract with Dortmund is due to expire in the summer of 2014 but, as the Polish forward's agent told Goal.com back in July, BVB still expect big-money bids for his services from Premier League clubs.

BVB have set a €35 million [£28m] asking price on Lewandowski, but Juve are hopeful than an offer in the region of €25m [£20m] will be enough to lure him away from his current club.