Chelsea ‘make contact’ with Robert Lewandowski but face competition for Bayern Munich strikerMay 21, 2021
Robert Lewandowski has scored 40 Bundesliga goals this season.
Chelsea are in the race for Robert Lewandowski’s signature this summer and reports suggest the Blues have made contact with the prolific Bayer Munich striker over a move to west London.According to sportbible
The 32-year-old has been in unstoppable form this season, scoring 40 Bundesliga goals in just 28 games, netting 47 times in all competitions.
The Polish icon still has two years left on his contract at Bayern but after seven seasons at the club he is considering a change of scenery and one more seismic move in his career.
Goals have proved difficult to come by for Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea manager and he is keen to bring in the prolific striker to offer a different option to the likes of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz up front.
Sky Sports Germany report that Chelsea have made contact with Lewandowski’s representatives, alerting him to their interest in bringing him to the Premier League.
Manchester City have also been credited with an interest in the Pole, with Sergio Aguero leaving at the end of the season and Pep Guardiola having worked with Lewandowski during his spell as Bayern boss.
Paris Saint-Germain are also considering swooping for the striker, while Barcelona are interested and considered Lewandowski’s first choice destination.More: Chelsea FC
The Catalan club’s problem is that they are woefully short of cash and are unlikely to be able to afford either Bayern’s asking price or the striker’s wages.
The allure of playing at the Camp Nou may be strong for Lewandowski, but the likes of Chelsea, City and PSG will be able to offer a much more appealing financial package.
Meanwhile, there is also the strong possibility that Lewandowski will remain at Bayern Munich, with suggestions that his agent, Pini Zahavi, is the force behind the rumours of a move.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has dismissed the possibility of his club losing their best striker, telling BILD: ‘Of course he’ll stay. Who sells a player, who scores 60 goals a year?’
‘He [Zahavi] didn’t ask [about a move]. He knows exactly how things tick at FC Bayern. When the transfer market opens on 1 July, there will be thousands of rumors, and some of them will involve FC Bayern.
‘The important thing is that the facts are always on FC Bayern’s side.’