One of the biggest transfer sagas of the summer could be set to unfold already – with Sky Sports reporting that both Chelsea and Manchester United are set to do battle for the signature of Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski.
The Poland international has been in sensational goalscoring form this campaign, finding the net 29 times for the Bavarians in all competitions, but having recently changed his agent to Pini Zahavi – it is rumoured that the 29-year-old is looking to leave the Allianz Arena at the end of the season.
Lewandowski has found the net 98 times in 109 games in the Bundesliga for Bayern, winning three league titles since arriving from Borussia Dortmund, but it appears now that the Poland captain has had enough of his current surroundings – but will face difficulty in securing a move away from the club.
He is currently contracted until 2021, and with Bayern enjoying a sustained spell of supreme finance – they have no need to sell their star striker, and can resist the attempts to sign him.
Chelsea have been struggling for goals this campaign with Alvaro Morata currently on a barren run, and United will be looking to add competition to Romelu Lukaku for their No.9 spot.
Real Madrid has also been touted as a potential destination for the striker in recent weeks, with the reigning European champions set to shuffle the pack in their attack and search for a new centre forward.
While nothing is concrete as of yet, the fact that Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern could yet be a major development – whether or not he will be allowed to depart is an entirely different question.
If one thing is for certain – this won’t be the last we hear regarding Lewandowski in the coming weeks.
Jordan Norris, Pundit Arena.