10
Feb

Robert Lewandowski’s Monday morning was pretty bad

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We’ve all had a case of the Mondays, but Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski had a particularly bad morning today.

The Polish star, who will be headed to Bundesliga rival Bayern Munich after this season, was apparently the victim of a theft — or possibly a prank by bitter BVB fans. The latter wouldn’t be surprising, especially considering the way former Dortmund star Mario Götze was treated when he made the swap to Bayern last year.

imageLewandowski probably can’t wait to fix up his Porsche Cayenne and drive to Munich.

(Images courtesy of Getty, story via @uersfeld)

1
Nov

United abandon Lewandowski plans

Since partway through last season, Robert Lewandowski had seemingly decided to join Bayern Munich at the end of his current contract. The Dortmund forward denies a deal is done, which has fanned the flames of speculation in the media. He has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs but the German giants still look to be leading the chase for the Poland international. Today’s newspapers report that Manchester United have given up hope of signing the forward.

For this story and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.

20
Oct

Premier League giants chase Lewandowski

As far as most people were aware, Robert Lewandowski was set for an end of season move to Bayern Munich. The Dortmund striker had been linked to the German giants for months and it appeared the move would materialize.

Today’s newspapers would have you believe differently. The main story on the back pages of the tabloids is that the Polish international is being considered by Premier League suitors, including Manchester City and Arsenal. It appears the move to Bayern is not as clean-cut as everyone thought.

For this story and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.

17
Sep

Arsenal weighs up move for Schalke defender

Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos remains on the radar of Premier League clubs. The Greek center-back, linked with a summer transfer-window move to Liverpool, is currently recovering from a knee injury but Arsenal is reportedly preparing to make a January bid for the Greece international. We’ve also got the latest on Robert Lewandowski and Gaston Ramirez so click here for more.

7
Sep

Poland suffers joy, heartbreak in span of seconds during World Cup qualifier

This video is painful to watch, especially if you’re a Poland fan.

Let’s set the scene here: Poland, clinging to hopes of Brazil 2014 in a World Cup qualifier against Montenegro, find themselves knotted at 1-1 in the 94th minute. 

There’s a scramble in front of Montenegro keeper Mladen Božović’s net in the waning seconds of the contest, and the ball rolls to Jakub Blaszczykowski’s foot. The winger slots it home, the crowd at Poland National Stadium is whipped into a frenzy and the Polish players careen into the corner to celebrate.

Surely the match is decided, no?

Watch the heartbreak unfold from the :35 to :50 second marks, as Poland realize the goal has been disallowed for offsides. Lukasz Szukala sprints to protest referee Bjorn Kuiper’s decision, but only picks up a yellow for his trouble.

In the end, the correct call was made, but the enormity of the letdown can’t be overstated. With the draw, Poland’s World Cup dreams are in serious jeopardy. They sit fourth in Group H behind England, Montenegro and Ukraine, with road matches yet to play against San Marino, Ukraine and England.

Such is life in the beautiful game.

(h/t Reddit)

27
Jun

City enter striker chase in Pole position

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With the departure of Carlos Tevez to Juventus for around $15million, Manchester City are now on the hunt for a new striker. Edinson Cavani’s heart seems to be set on a move to Real Madrid, while Wayne Rooney’s unlikely to risk a Manchester meltdown by crossing the divide from red to blue.

So, who’s left? Well, new boss Manuel Pellegrini has earmarked Borussia Dortmund hotshot Robert Lewandowski as the guy to fire them to league and European glory. The Polish striker has been courted by many huge clubs over the past couple of years, but an outstanding season last time out might finally persuade a club to put some money where their mouth is. As we know, money’s hardly a problem for City, so this could be a match made in heaven.

Today’s edition also includes updates on the futures of Cavani, Isco, Gareth Bale and many more. Just click here to find out.

18
Jun

Arsenal readies bid for Real Madrid’s Higuain

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Desperate for some extra firepower before the next campaign, Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has been linked with some of Europe’s top strikers.

However one name that has been constantly linked with the Gunners this summer is Real Madrid’s Argentine striker, Gonzalo Higuain. The 25-year-old has been looking for a way out of Madrid for some time with playing opportunities becoming limited and Real willing to sell the player for the right price.

Real Madrid continues to dominate the news as the battle for Isco hots up with Manchester City and there’s more on the future of Robert Lewandowski. For all these big rumors and more visit today’s Paper Chase.

11
Jun

United leaks story of Lewandowski signing on website?

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Image via WAATP

Can it be? Similar to the Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho leak, did Manchester United accidentally reveal their signing of the Borussia Dortmund superstar?

Unfortunately for United fans, the answer is no. A Manchester United journalist has confirmed:

Borussia Dortmund has remained firm that Robert Lewandowski will indeed remain with the club next year, but Manchester United and Bayern Munich are still in the mix to acquire the Polish striker.

Keep a close eye on this space as we have not seen the last of this ongoing transfer saga.

11
Jun

Man United confident of double take

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David Moyes isn’t having much of a holiday judging by the number of players Manchester United have been linked with in recent weeks. Interestingly, Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas and Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski have supposedly given United ‘private’ encouragement about potential deals. United have also been linked with another Barcelona player - click here to find out which one. It’s a bumper edition of Paper Chase today, with rumors on Gareth Bale, Edinson Cavani, Andre Schurrle and Carlos Tevez, plus much more.

3
May

C’mon Marco, oldest trick in the book!

Robert Lewandowski tripped Marco Reus on a warm-up lap at Dortmund training camp earlier this season in a classic display of trolling by the Pole. 

With Dortmund’s sights set on the Champions League final against Bayern in a few weeks’ time, Lewandowski will look to trip up the Munich defense next. Dante, Boateng, Lahm: you’ve been warned.