Chelsea identify Lewandowski as 'next best option' to Haaland

Chelsea identify Robert Lewandowski as ‘next best option’ and look to table a £50m offer for the Bayern Munich striker after struggling to prise Erling Haaland out of Dortmund

  • Chelsea are plotting a transfer swoop for Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski
  • They are willing to offer Bayern £50million for the Bundesliga’s top goal scorer
  • They have made him a primary target after accepting defeat with Erling Haaland  

Chelsea are reportedly plotting a transfer swoop for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. 

The Blues are eager to add a new No 9 to their ranks following Timo Werner’s disappointing first campaign and had named Erling Haaland as their primary target. 

However, Chelsea recognise the difficulty of prising Haaland away from Dortmund and have subsequently moved on to Lewandowski. 

Chelsea are plotting a transfer swoop for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski

Sportsmail understands that Lewandowski’s agent is looking to secure the striker one last big contract and has pushed him towards Real Madrid or Manchester City. 

However, according to The Sun, Chelsea eager to lead the transfer race and are willing to offer Bayern Munich £50million for the Bundesliga’s top goal scorer.  

Although, Bayern Munich are said to be against selling their top striker this summer as he is still under contract at the club until 2023. 

Chelsea are eager to sign a new No 9 following Timo Werner’s disappointing first campaign

They had identified Erling Haaland as a target but have accepted defeat in their pursuit 

Nevertheless, Lewandowski is said to be keen to test himself in the Premier League and could be willing to leave Germany for the right price. 

The Poland international has excelled in the German top-flight – breaking Gerd Muller’s long-standing record by scoring 41 times – but is ready for a new challenge.

Having won the Champions League, DFB-Pokal, DFL-Supercup and Bundesliga over the years with Bayern, Lewandowski has achieved all he can at the German club.  

During that time he also picked up individual accolades including the UEFA’s men’s player of the year, the best FIFA men’s player award and the CL forward of the season. 

In addition, Lewandowski would have most likely won the Ballon d’Or last year if the award ceremony hadn’t been called off – having helped Bayern win the treble in the 2019-2020 season. 

Therefore, they have turned their attention to the Poland international, Lewandowski

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