Chelsea’s search for a new top class striker took another major blow today.
The Stamford Bridge outfit were left disappointed yesterday when it emerged that their first choice target Gonzalo Higuain had chosen to leave Juventus for fellow Serie A side AC Milan, instead of moving to London to reunite with new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, who he had worked with successfully at Napoli.
Chelsea, as we revealed yesterday, quickly turned their attention to Bayern Munich’s prolific frontman Robert Lewandowski. However, their pursuit of the Polish striker also looks set to end in failure, after Bayern’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge today stated that 29-year-old is definitely not for sale:
“Our door remains closed, the top quality we have at Bayern Munich will stay here,” Rummenigge German newspaper TZ.
“With Robert, we clearly want to send a signal to people within and outside the club: Bayern Munich are completely different to other clubs who get weak when certain sums are mentioned,” he added.
“We are completely satisfied with him, and in his position there are only a few players who are comparable.
“So it’s not in our interest to hand him over – no matter if someone puts 100 or 150 million (euros) on the table.”