Chelsea ready to turn to Bayern Munich striker LewandowskiJuly 19, 2021
Chelsea are ready to move for Robert Lewandowski as they continue to be frustrated in talks with Borussia Dortmund for Erling Haaland.
The Sun says the Blues have tried in vain to persuade Borussia Dortmund to accept a players-plus-cash deal for £150m-rated hotshot Haaland.
That has forced the European champions to revive their interest in record-breaking Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski as they try to give boss Thomas Tuchel the prolific goalscorer he wants.
But Chelsea face a fight on their hands to bring Bayern to the negotiating table for the Poland international.
The German champions want Lewandowski, 32, to sign an extension to his current deal, which does not expire until 2023
But Chelsea have the financial resources to test the German club’s resolve.
Robert Lewandowski has already admitted that he would relish the opportunity to play in the Premier League, amid reports linking him with a move to Chelsea.
Lewandowski turns 33 next month and even Bayern’s head could be turned by a big bid for a player whose price will plummet if he runs down his contract.
“I will be able to sign a contract [with any club] in January, but I have never said that I will sign a contract with Bayern,” Lewandowski told The Telegraph all the way back in 2013.
“It was a misunderstanding. It is true I had an opportunity to speak with Sir Alex Ferguson [ in 2012], but we didn’t mention the transfer.
“One day I would like to play in Premier League. It would be a great experience.”
Although more than eight years have now gone by since Lewandowski made that statement, his desire to test himself in England may still be there. At 32-years-old, the opportunity to move abroad and experience playing in the Premier League could be tempting.
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