Chelsea and Manchester United set to battle for Robert Lewandowski

Chelsea and Manchester United will battle for the signature of striker Robert Lewandowski – if the player can persuade Bayern Munich to let him go.

Sky Sports News understands the Poland captain is keen to leave Bayern and his future could become clearer in the next fortnight.

Despite being under contract until 2021, he has hired super-agent Pini Zahavi to negotiate a deal to release him from the Bundesliga leaders.

But Zahavi faces an uphill challenge, with Bayern not short of funds and expected to resist any attempts to lure their prized goal corer away.

The Premier League teams are likely to face stiff competition from Real Madrid – and PSG will also join the hunt if, as expected, Edinson Cavani leaves in the summer.

Since signing in July 2014, Lewandowski has scored 97 goals in 108 Bundesliga games for Bayern – and six in his last four games.