Chelsea have leapfrogged Real Madrid to put themselves in pole position to sign World Class striker Robert Lewandowski. This comes after the player’s agent ruled out a move to the Spanish giants.
In his eight years in the Bundesliga (four with Borussia Dortmund and four with Bayern Munich) Lewandowski has proved that he is an incredible goal scorer, netting 180 times in the league. That form continued this season as he amassed 40 goals in 47 games in all competitions.
The Poland captain is keen to leave the Bundesliga this summer, which has put a lot of big clubs on alert. Real Madrid were the early favourites to secure his signature, but that deal seems to have broken down. With Sky Sports Germany reporting that Real Madrid weren’t willing to pay Bayern Munich’s £88 million asking price for the 29-year-old.
Chelsea are currently looking for a new striker as Alvaro Morata has failed to impress since joining the club last summer. While their newest forward Olivier Giroud has started well, it is unlikely the Blues would trust him as their first-choice striker in their quest to win back the Premier League title. Lewandowski would certainly be an upgrade to the London club’s current crop of strikers.
Even with Real Madrid out of the way though, Chelsea may still have some competition to sign the forward as Manchester City are said to be interested with Pep Guardiola keen on reuniting with the player he formerly worked with at Bayern Munich.