Manchester United are ready to accept defeat in their battle for Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski.

The I>Daily Mail says Dortmund have informed Bayern Munich Lewandowski will be their player next season, provided they commit to paying a 25million euros asking price by next Wednesday.

The deadline has been set to enable Dortmund to begin searching for a replacement, and sources close to Bayern believe chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is ready to meet it.