Manchester City are ready to fight Manchester United for the signature of Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski.The Sun says Manuel Pellegrini's Blues have been in touch with the Polish forward's representatives to verbally register their interest.

And City have indicated they are willing to make him one of their best-paid players with wages of around £200,000 a week.

For now, they have been told Lewandowski, 24, has his heart set on a move to Bayern Munich.

Yet both City and Real Madrid are ready to smash the personal terms on offer in Munich.