With Shinji Kagawa set for a £13m switch to Old Trafford the sad but inevitable break up of the fantastic Borussia Dortmund side that has won consecutive Bundesligas is underway. But whilst most of the interest focuses upon the German champion’s superstar in the making Mario Gotze and 33 goal hit man Robert Lewandowski perhaps the most fiercely fought transfer scrap that awaits is for the capture of Lewandowski’s Polish team-mate Łukasz Piszczek.

The attacking right full-back is in hot demand with any number of clubs lining up £10m bids for a 27 year old who began his career as a striker yet has proven himself to be a revelation marauding down the Dortmund flank. All season long a stream of scouts have flowed into the Westfalenstadion to update their reports on Gotze and weigh up whether Lewandowski is the genuine article yet have come away raving about the player who has repeatedly caught the eye with a series of blitzing performances.

Such is Piszczek’s attacking intent he is more of a wing-back in style yet possesses the stamina to swiftly revert to his defensive post should moves break down. His interplay with Kagawa in particular has led to a significant amount of Dortmund’s goals mainly due to his pinpoint deliveries that are intelligently varied.

Presently Real Madrid are the only club to have shown their hand with the player responding coolly to the interest, a strategy undone by his agent who recently referred to the Spanish club as ‘a great football legend’ and suggested that should Real make a move they’d need to offer above the mooted ten million fee pointing out that ‘Lukasz has renewed his contract until 2016’.

Chelsea are also very much in the hunt but have so far gone about things in a more tentative fashion, attempting to strike a verbal agreement with the player’s agent before backing away temporarily when Real made their intentions clear.

That is expected to change however and should Piszczek enjoy a personally successful Euro campaign not only will Chelsea step up their interest but they will be joined by the several other leading lights who have previously been lurking watching developments closely.

The blues view the player as an ideal attacking alternative to Ivanovic and with Bosingwa released and Ferreira due to follow through the Stamford Bridge exit door they will be hoping to secure a top quality right-back before August whoever their future manager may be. The exciting Piszczek fits the bill perfectly.