Robert Lewandowski may have to wait another year to join Manchester United after his agent indicated the striker's future is unlikely to be resolved this summer.
Lewandowski, 24, is one of the most sought-after goalscorers in Europe after he scored four times past Real Madrid in Borussia Dortmund's brilliant Champions League semi-final first leg win last week.
Sir Alex Ferguson, who watched Lewandowski hit a hat-trick versus Bayern Munich in the German Cup final last year, spoke of his admiration for the Poland international on Friday, however Malik Barthel quelled the chances of his client moving in the summer.
"I can tell you only one thing - Robert is interested in the future coming to the Premier League," Barthel is quoted as saying by the Guardian. "The Premier League is very interesting for Robert. How long is the future, I cannot say to you. I think this summer is not the future."
Last week, Dortmund confirmed Mario Götze had agreed to join Bayern Munich in a €37 million (£31m) deal after the Bundesliga champions triggered the 20-year-old's buy-out clause.
Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes' agent later claimed prior to Dortmund's thrashing of Madrid that Die Roten had agreed to buy Lewandowski as well, although the report was denied by Bayern, which said the club "has no contract with Robert Lewandowski".
Lewandowski's contract expires in 2014 and Dortmund, smarting from Götze's imminent departure, last week suggested they would rather retain Lewandowski for a final season and lose him on a free transfer than earn a fee this year.
Ferguson was effusive about the former Lech Poznań goalscorer before United's Premier League draw with Arsenal on Sunday.
"If the right player comes along you have to be prepared to make a move. I can find room for anybody here as long as they have the required quality. I am not sure Lewandowski will be sold to Bayern now. The Dortmund fans are not going to be happy and I don't think they will sell to their main rivals. I think they will either let his contract run out, or sell him somewhere else."