Chelsea ‘are eyeing up Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and could try to sign him if his Barcelona move collapses’, with doubts remaining over £97.5m star Romelu Lukaku’s future
- Chelsea are reportedly weighing up a move for Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski
- The striker is out of contract next year and could well leave Munich this summer
- Polish hotshot Lewandowski would prefer a move to Spanish giants Barcelona
- But if their pursuit collapses, the Blues could make a move for the 33-year-old
Chelsea are weighing up a move for Robert Lewandowski even though the Bayern Munich star would rather move to Barcelona.
The Polish striker is out of contract next year and could well leave the Allianz Arena this summer to avoid departing as a free agent in 2023 and Bayern losing him for nothing.
And as reported by the Guardian, the Spanish giants hope to secure his signature, with Lewandowski keen to play in Spain – but the Blues are poised to pounce if their pursuit falls through.
Chelsea are reportedly weighing up a move for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski (above)
The Polish star is out of contract next year and could well leave the German giants this summer
Lewandowski, 33, who has revealed he will not sign a new contract at Bayern, is thought to have verbally agreed a three-year deal with Xavi’s side.
The German side insist they will keep him until his contract runs out, but they are now thought to be open to the prospect of receiving a fee for him and are reportedly looking for his replacement.
Barcelona claim they can afford the 129-cap international despite their financial problems, but if an agreement cannot be reached, it is unlikely he would move to their rivals Real Madrid, who are hoping to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG.
There are doubts over the future of £97.5million signing Romelu Lukaku at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is believed to be a big admirer of Lewandowski’s talents, and was reportedly keen to sign him last summer before the club eventually signed Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan for a whopping £97.5million.
The Belgian, who has 15 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions this season but has generally underwhelmed, would be an expensive prospect for an Italian club to sign, with agent Federico Pastorello disregarding moves to AC Milan or back to Inter.
But if he becomes available and a solution to the Lukaku situation can be found, Lewandowski, who has 344 goals in 375 games at Bayern, could move to Chelsea – if new owner Todd Boehly takes over and financial sanctions no longer apply.
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