According to the Daily Mail, Robert Lewandowski is open to a move away from the Bundesliga and while his preferred destination is Real Madrid, Manchester United or Liverpool, some are still linking Arsenal.

Naturally, Arsenal are being ‘linked’ with the Bayern Munich striker but, as far as I can see, there doesn’t seem to be anything substantial out there. It’s mainly smaller sites making the connection, since we’ve been linked with him before, and slightly larger ones jumping on any chance for a good story.

The original story stems from the Daily Mail, which claims that the 27-year-old is unsettled at Bayern and has ‘told friends’ that he’s open to a move.

Now, a transfer to Manchester United has been in the works for a couple of seasons now. In fact, it looked very close at one point. So if he was to leave Germany, this would most likely be his first port of call. They need a striker, and although Jose Mourinho is thought to be bringing in Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the Euros, he could sack-off the older striker in favour of Lewandowski. Would Jose be willing to spend a few quid on bringing in the Poland international? I wouldn’t rule it out.

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PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 16: Robert Lewandowski of Poland reacts after his team’s scoreless draw in the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Germany and Poland at Stade de France on June 16, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

According to the Daily Mail, Real Madrid is ultimately where he’d like to go but he appreciates that may not be possible with the amount of attacking talent they already have.

Another club linked are Liverpool. As a former Borussia Dortmund striker, Lewandowski would apparently like to link up with Jurgen Klopp again and, considering he was a Liverpool fan as a kid, that could be a match made in heaven (from their point of view, anyway).

Despite Arsenal not seriously being linked (yet), here’s why it won’t happen anyway.

Jamie Vardy.

If we really suspected that the Leicester City striker wasn’t going to come to north London, we would have turned out attentions elsewhere. I’m not talking about tabloid gossip or recycled rumours from weeks ago, I’m talking an actual, tangible story. But we haven’t, which makes me think we’re pretty confident he’s coming.

On another note, although Lewandowski’s price (around £35m) isn’t that much of an issue considering the quality he would add to the side, United and even Liverpool would be willing to offer him substantially better wages.

These are just a few of the reasons why we won’t be signing him.